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Drought bites as Amazon’s ‘flying rivers’ dry up

Drought bites as Amazon’s ‘flying rivers’ dry up

The unprecedented drought now affecting São Paulo, South America's giant metropolis, is believed to be caused by the absence of the "flying rivers" − the... Read more

Workshop to Formalize Formation of the Guiana Shield University Network concludes in Suriname

Workshop to Formalize Formation of the Guiana Shield University Network concludes in Suriname

Representatives from seven (7) Universities within the Guiana Shield were part of a workshop from 3-5 September, 2014 in Suriname to formalize the formation and... Read more

GSF partnering with SEPANGUY to host symposium on Protected Areas in the Guiana Shield

GSF partnering with SEPANGUY to host symposium on Protected Areas in the Guiana Shield

Symposium on Protected Areas of the Guiana Shield In celebration of 50 years of SEPANGUY & Follow-up on the Kurupukari Plan of Action 10-15 OCTOBER 2014 - CAYENNE,... Read more

Brazil cracks 'biggest' Amazon deforestation gang

Brazil cracks 'biggest' Amazon deforestation gang

Police in Brazil have broken up an Amazon deforestation gang considered the worst currently active, officials said Wednesday. The gang would invade public land in northern... Read more

Guiana Shield Facility facilitated Guest Lecture on the Role of indigenous  Stewardship in Forest Conservation for New York City Students

Guiana Shield Facility facilitated Guest Lecture on the Role of indigenous Stewardship in Forest Conservation for New York City…

A Professor and ten (10) Students from the New York University / the New School are in Guyana to examine sustainable forest management, Amerindian human... Read more

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Carbon storage and/or sequestration

Carbon storage and/or sequestration

Carbon sequestration is the term describing processes that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. To help mitigate global warming, a variety of ways to capture and store carbon artificially (while... Read more

Hydrological regulation

Hydrological regulation

Estimates indicate that the region produces nearly half of the sum of the discharge of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, the first and third largest rivers in the world in... Read more

Biodiversity conservation

Biodiversity conservation

Contrary to the Kyoto Protocol of the Climate Change Convention, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has not yet generated a system of international payments for the conservation of biodiversity.... Read more

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

What are NTFPs? The term NTFP was first used in 1989, for “all biological materials other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human services.” However, over the years,... Read more

Sustainable Timber Harvesting

Sustainable Timber Harvesting

Timber production can be seen as a threat to the ecosystems of the Guiana Shield, but also as a possible sustainable commercial activity. Currently, timber harvesting is not considered economically... Read more

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism is another way of paying for ecosystem services, which encourages the conservation of natural as well as cultural resources. Business, including many forms of tourism, can be destructive... Read more

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Map of Guiana ShieldThe Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) is a multi-donor funding facility for the long-term financing of national and regional activities to conserve ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and to sustain human livelihoods within the Guiana Shield eco-region.

The GSF supports the position that global significance of the Guiana Shield eco-region and its ecosystem services was, is, and will be the rationale for transfers between the international community and those responsible for maintaining the ecological and cultural integrity of the Guiana Shield. So far, the ecological significance has been best documented by the PSW report of April 2002, Read More ...

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Published: Monday, Jul 14, 2014