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Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform - A Tool for Knowledge Exchange, Communication and Cooperation in the Guiana Shield

Countries of the Guiana Shield are pursuing policies within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that emphasise the importance of establishing biodiversity... Read more

Access to Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform Granted to Publishers and Users on World Environment Day 2015!

Publishers and Users were granted access to the Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform on World Environment Day 2015. As we celebrate World Environment Day 2015... Read more

Message from Mr. Braulio F. De Souza Dias Executive Secretary Convention on Biological Diversity on the Occasion of World Environment Day

Message from Mr. Braulio F. De Souza Dias Executive Secretary Convention on Biological Diversity on the Occasion of World Environment…

"Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." As governments from around the world prepare to adopt the sustainable development goals and targets later this year,... Read more

International Partners recognise the importance of the Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield for Sustainable Development

International Partners recognise the importance of the Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield for Sustainable Development

The Guiana Shield, covering 270 million hectares in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, is one of the most important eco-regions in the... Read more

International Day for Biological Diversity, 2015

International Day for Biological Diversity, 2015

Greater Enforcement Needed in the Mining Sector to Prevent Biodiversity Loss May 22 was declared International Day for Biological Diversity by United Nations fifteen years ago... Read more

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GSF TOR - GSF Final Evaluation

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT The 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 ecoregion in northern South America. The Commission of...

Published: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

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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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