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

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

Mangrove and peri-urban coastal protection in Suriname

 
	© WWFGuianas/ Mangrove Forum Suriname
© WWFGuianas/ Mangrove Forum Suriname
The growing awareness on climate change brings coastal protection into the public eye. With its low-lying coastal capital, Suriname is markedly vulnerable to climate impacts. At present, large stretches of mangrove act as a green protective buffer along the country`s dynamic shoreline. The integrity of this critical ecosystem is, however, increasingly threatened in the peri-urban region due to urbanization. Ad hoc responses to localized flooding reflect the lack of a sound policy framework. Read more
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EARTH HOUR GUYANA – 2016
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EARTH HOUR GUYANA – 2016

Earth Hour 2016 in Guyana is going to be powered by renewable, clean, environmentally friendly solar energy!
This year, Guyana’s Earth Hour activities seek to build awareness and re-engage society about how important the need is to adopt renewable forms of energy as Guyana moves to secure its energy future and support global efforts to #ChangeClimateChange.
RESERVE THE HOUR on Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 8:30 to 9:30 PM and let us join the global community to mark EARTH HOUR, 2016!

Click here to find out all about what’s happening!  
 
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Earth Hour 2016
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SURINAME’S EARTH HOUR ACTIVITIES 2016

Concept
In the two weeks prior to Earth Hour on March 19th, 2016, the action ‘Make You Own World Light’ will be held. During this activity, the ‘Earth Hour Team’ will visit twenty schools in Paramaribo-Center. Every pupil will be guided in making their own world light. The goal is to have all pupils take their worldlight with them to the Independence Square on March 19, where Earth Hour will be celebrated.
During Earth Hour, when it is dark outside, the Independence Square will be filled with al these ‘world light’. This way everyone contributes in this activity. 

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Monique Pool
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Vote for Monique Pool, CNN Hero!

Monique Pool, founder of the Green Heritage Fund Suriname, has been announced as one of the finalists for CNN Heroes. Monique has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of sloths back to the forest since 2005. She is passionately involved in numerous conservation efforts in Suriname and an important partner to WWF. Monique has been monitoring the Guiana dolphin for over ten years and is generating public excitement about marine conservation. Please find out more about her work and vote for Monique to become CNN’s hero of the year 2015! You can vote once a day, every day until November 15th!

http://heroes.cnn.com/#.gd6w7ijjgOc3

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
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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”

 
	© Juliana Persaud
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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Brochure
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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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Goldminer
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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
info@wwf.sr

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
guyane@wwf.fr