Payment for Ecosystem Services
The Tropical Rainforests of the three Guianas contribute to 6,5% of the Amazon and 3% of the Tropical Rainforests worldwide. All three countries still have a forest cover of over 85%, although pressures (especially small scale gold mining) are appearing. The Guiana Rainforests store vast amounts of carbon, an increasingly important fact in the international climate change discussions.
With this work WWF Guianas is supporting the concept of Green Economies in the three Guianas.