This newsletter tackles the relation of indigenous people with the forests and explains the importance of Guyanese forests at the international level. You may find here deforestation facts, and resources to engage in forest protection.
You may find in this second REDD+ newsletter information about community cluster workshops and meetings this year, REDD+ Strategy discussion updates, consequences of deforestation and resources for teachers and the general public.
Guyana’s progress towards REDD+ Readiness by the end of 2019, resources, deforestation facts and more information about REDD+!
As part of the project “Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement on REDD+ & Readiness Activities in Guyana,” a second round of community cluster workshops and meetings have been implemented in Regions 1, 7, 9 and 10. Indigenous and forest-dependent communities covered in this phase held during the months of July and August were Linden, Ituni Kwakwani, Lethem, Shulinab, Aishalton, Mabaruma and Kamarang.
By: Jaime Fernandez
Forests are among the most valuable ecosystems of our Earth. They support a rich and diverse network of habitats and wildlife. Approximately 80% of all plants and animals that exist on dry land can be found in forests. Worldwide, three hundred million people live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on such an ecosystem for their livelihood.
By: Nadine Kirchhartz
We have all heard how important our forests are because their conservation is essential to climate protection, not only for us in Guyana, but also for the planet. This is particularly true for Guyana because our forest is pristine, highly biodiverse, and able to store three times as much carbon per hectare as most other Amazon forests.
After years of joint efforts and complex discussion, Guyana is aiming to achieve REDD+ Readiness by the end of 2019. This historical event has called for collaboration at a national and regional level where joint organisations, partners and communities have worked thoroughly to achieve a common goal: reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.