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.
Our country has a long and proud history of forest conservation, with our indigenous peoples as the original stewards and conservators over their 7000-year-long legacy of wise use and accumulated traditional knowledge.
We are one of the examples of a high forest cover and have maintained one of the lowest deforestation rates on Earth (after peaking at 0.079% in 2012 the rate constantly dropped, reaching 0.048% in 2017).