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SRJS_ToC_GS Securing key ecosystems in the Guyana Shield in Suriname and Guyana

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-41180885-SRJS_ToC_GS
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Jul 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The Guiana Shield is still largely covered by tropical rainforest. The region represents 18% of the world’s tropical forest carbon and 20% of the world’s fresh water. The area is characterized by long stretches of coastal mangroves, wetlands, productive marine and coastal nursery and feeding grounds that attract great numbers of fish, birds, sea turtles, dolphins, sharks and rays. It has a small human population mostly living near the shore. Increasing population, high levels of poverty, unsustainable economic development through forestry, mining and agriculture and a massive influx of external investment in infrastructure, are putting the natural resources of the Guiana Shield under threat. The region is prone to rapidly expanding mining activities, mainly from medium and small-scale operators, causing deforestation and pollution of rivers from the use of mercury in the extraction process. Other threats include the expansion of infrastructure, such as roads and dams, especially in coastal areas, sea level rise and the foreseen development of large cattle farms in the Rupununi savannah in Guyana. While oil reserves in the deep sea present economic opportunities, they pose a challenge in terms of conservation of marine habitats and risk of pollution.

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Sectors:
  • Democratic participation and civil society error
    Sector code:
    15150 - Democratic participation and civil society
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Environmental policy and administrative management error
    Sector code:
    41010 - Environmental policy and administrative management
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Mineral/mining policy and administrative management error
    Sector code:
    32210 - Mineral/mining policy and administrative management
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
IUCN Netherlands International NGO Funding
IUCN Netherlands International NGO Accountable

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date

Budget

884,105 USD
440,000 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
356,332 EUR (Valued at Sep 30, 2017) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on Oct 31, 2017 13:03:25
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