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Guiana Shield Countries Come Together to Draft the GSF Post-2014 Programme

Guiana Shield Countries Come Together to Draft the GSF Post-2014 Programme

Twenty participants representing the governments of all six countries of the Guiana Shield (GS) and other key partners and stakeholders met at the Herdmanston Lodge... Read more

Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform Launched

Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform Launched

The Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform (GSPSP) was launched at a welcome cocktail reception on the occasion of the GSF Post-2014 Programme Planning Meeting. The event... Read more

Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais Must Save Water as  Drought Worsens

Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais Must Save Water as Drought Worsens

According to the BBC, Brazil's Minister of Environment, Izabella Teixeira said the country's three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930 and... Read more

Whales in Distress in the Guiana Shield

Whales in Distress in the Guiana Shield

Over the past years, there have been several incidents of marine mammals, including whales, being beached in different parts of the Guiana Shield. This phenomenon... Read more

Preservation and Use of Indigenous Language key to Forest Conservation in the Guiana Shield

Preservation and Use of Indigenous Language key to Forest Conservation in the Guiana Shield

“Community Concepts and Communications for Understanding REDD+ and MRV” is the focus of a Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) funded project being implemented by the North... Read more

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Assessing the Situation of the Peoples and Ecosystems of the Guiana Shield Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 1-5 June,…

Published: Mar 17, 2015

Organizers: Janette Bulkan, University of British Columbia and Katherine MacDonald, York University The Guiana Shield, which encompasses the area of northeastern South America that lies north...

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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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Mark PLOTKIN: What the people of the Ama…

05-12-2014

{mp4remote}http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2014G/None/MarkPlotkin_2014G-480p.mp4{/mp4remote} "The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle," says Mark Plotkin, "It's the isolated and uncontacted tribes." In an energetic...

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