Map of the three Guianas, including their Protected Areas.
© WWF Guianas


For more than 50 years, WWF has been one of the world’s leading NGO’s in conservation. WWF’s network is active in more than 100 countries and encourages more than 5 million supporters worldwide. It is WWF's Mission Statement to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature

WWF in brief

The Living Blue Planet Report

The Living Blue Planet Report
Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish are in serious decline worldwide according to WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report. “in the space of a single generation, human activity has severely damaged the ocean by catching fish faster than they can reproduce while also destroying their nurseries. Profound changes are needed to ensure abundant ocean life for future generations” says Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International. Read more
Monitoring the impact of gold mining on forest cover and freshwater in the Guiana Shield
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Monitoring the impact of gold mining on forest cover and freshwater in the Guiana Shield

assesses the impact of gold mining across Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and the Brazilian State of Amapá. Coordinated through the French Forestry Agency (ONF)’s ‘REDD+ for the Guiana Shield’ Program with co-funding from WWF Guianas, the study uses appropriate satellite data to assess gold mining impacts on forest cover and freshwater. The analyses and report also compares, spatially, the impacts across the region. Read more

WWF Guianas three year programme (2015-2018)

WWF Guianas have embarked on an ambitious new three year programme (2015-2018) that builds on our strengths and successes over many years in the region. For those of you wanting a summary of our intended focus you are welcome to download a 4-page synopsis.

“Guyana celebrates International Day for Biodiversity”

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Insects such as bees pollinate crops, enhancing food production.
© Juliana Persaud
Biodiversity for Sustainable Development in Guyana
Georgetown, 21 May 2015: Whether we’re conscious of it or not, biodiversity plays an invaluable role in our everyday lives. We could not exist without it! Each species has its own function in the ecosystem and together biodiversity provides the goods and services which sustain us:  clean water and air filled with oxygen, food (fish, fruits, nuts, bushmeat), pollination for crops, regulation of rainfall, economic opportunities from ecotourism and a well-regulated wildlife trade, health products, coastal protection and climate change mitigation. May 22, 2015 is the International Day for Biodiversity and WWF Guianas is pleased to recognize this globally significant day which this year is being celebrated under the theme: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.

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Making a critical contribution

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© WWF Guianas
WWF works in over 80 countries around the world, and here in the Guianas we are providing crucial inputs to this global effort.  For ease of reference, we have captured the scope and importance of our work in a one page infographic for you to download
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© WWF Guianas

Mercury contamination in the Guianas, 2015

“Mercury in the environment has been of global concern for many years. A new WWF report brings together the large body of scientific research that has investigated its impact across the Guianas with the clear conclusion that mercury needs to be phased out of the small-scale gold mining sector immediately”
Click here to download the report

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WWF Guianas Offices

Regional Office Suriname
Henck Arronstraat 63 Suite E
Paramaribo, Suriname
Phone:    (597) 422 357
Fax:          (597) 422 349

Guyana Office
285 Irving Street
Queenstown, Georgetown, Guyana
Phone:    (592)  223-7802
Fax:         (592)  223-7801

French Guiana Office
Lotissement Katoury no. 5
Route Montabo 97300
Cayenne, French Guiana
Phone/Fax:    (594) 594 31 38 28