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WWF Guianas commends Norway and Guyana on efforts to make REDD+ work

 
	© Roger Leguen / WWF
View from above: Guianas tropical rainforests
© Roger Leguen / WWF
Georgetown, October 27, 2014 – WWF Guianas welcomes Guyana President Ramotar’s announcement of Norway’s 2012 calendar year performance-based payment into the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF). The payment of US$35 million included a reduction by US$10 million, due to the unfortunate uptick in deforestation between 2011 and 2012.
(2011 saw 0.054% deforestation and the deforestation rate in 2012 was 0.079%).

However, preliminary 2013 results indicate the rate of deforestation dropped to 0.068% last year (a 15% reduction from 2012); an encouraging development, signifying a payment closer to the $45 million annual maximum amount will be due once those results are verified.
 
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WWF Guianas hosts International CMRV workshop

 
	© Raquel Thomas-Iwokrama International Centre
Travel to workshop location
© Raquel Thomas-Iwokrama International Centre
August 2014

An international exchange workshop on Community Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (CMRV) was hosted in Guyana to share lessons amongst CMRV practitioners from around the world. Guyana was selected due to its leadership role within this theme.

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Preliminary Report Biodiversity Assessment Rupununi

 
	© The BAT team
Collecting species at the Biodiversity Assessment expedition
© The BAT team
 February 2014
The Guianas are still largely undiscovered and expeditions are bound to bring home new species. The preliminary report from the Biodiversity Assessment Team that set out to the untraveled Rupununi last year, is now available.

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Largest population Leatherbacks at risk because of longline fisheries

 
	© WWF Guianas
Leatherback at the beach of French Guiana
© WWF Guianas
February 2014
Leatherbacks that nest at the Guianas beaches belong to the last large Leatherback populations in the world. 
The Guianas beaches are still a relative safe haven for these gentle giants.
However, an international study  -based on satellite research tracking 106 Leatherbacks in the Atlantic and southwest Indian Oceans- shows great risks for these populations by longline fishing efforts. 

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Kaieteur Park Wardens installed

 
	© Anne Philips
Kaieteur National park
© Anne Philips
February 2014

Four new park wardens, that were trained in partnership with WWF in Guyana, are now installed at Kaieteur National Park.

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2,4 million Euro for Discovery Centre in Peperpot Park

 
	© Paul Spaltman
Design for Discovery Centre in Peperpot Nature Park
© Paul Spaltman
February 2014
At a grand gala event attended by the Dutch prime minister, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dutch Postcode Lottery presented WWF Guianas with a Euro 2.4 million donation.

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Kick-Off Marine Turtle Campaign 2014

 
	© WWF Guianas
Do not eat Marine Turtle eggs
© WWF Guianas
January 2014

The Marine Turtle Campaign 2014 against consumption of turtle egss has started.

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Safe guarding Wilderness Areas

 
	© WWF Guianas
Interior of the Guianas
© WWF Guianas
January 2014
A large triangular block of land between Guyana and Suriname is coming under increasing threat.

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Brazil and France to act illegal gold mining

 
	© WWF Guianas
Small scale gold mining in Protected Area
© WWF Guianas
December 2013

Brasília (DF) – The recent ratification of an agreement between Brazil and France means that the two countries will act together in the fight against illegal gold mining.

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Biodiversity Assessment in Guyana's jungle

 
	© The BAT team-John
One of the many collected species during the expedition
© The BAT team-John
November 2013

Recently WWF's Biodiversity Assessment Team studied one of the most unique ecosystems of Amazonia.

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