Nature conservation is not only about protecting biodiversity, but it is also about preserving the interests of people in such a way that their way of life and nature are in balance which each other. WWF-Guianas alone cannot influence the course of conservation. To achieve this, we must form long lasting alliances and partnerships which will help ensure that the threats to nature and our own lives are resolved. We humans all depend on nature and at the same time, nature needs us to act more responsible so that the services it provides for all life on the planet will continue.
The Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) program that WWF-Guianas has coordinated, envisioned nature conservation as closely partnering with other NGO’s and local and Indigenous communities. This strategy has bolstered civil society in Suriname and Guyana and built capacity in communities between 2015 and 2020.
In partnership with WWF and IUCN in the Netherlands and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SRJS program has helped to raise conservation to a new level. Valuable partnership between civil society organizations have been built, which led to more awareness among the public and it contributed to sustainable government policies. At the community level, several successful sustainable business cases have also been built. The SRJS program has seen some remarkable results and fostered strong relations which will benefit civil society in Suriname and Guyana for years to come.
FRESHWATER, NATURE AND PEOPLE
This video focuses on the incredible diversity, beauty, vitality of freshwater in Guyana. It looks at rivers from a value-use perspective and the services rivers provide to people and nature. As part of the Healthy River, Healthy People campaign it will serve to build a sense of ownership and responsibility in communities and among the public.
IMPACTS OF MERCURY USE ON NATURE AND PEOPLE
The protection of our health and that of the environment (rivers, freshwater systems and the unique biodiversity of our green lands) is critical to our wellbeing. This video animation explains the negative impacts that mercury used in the gold mining process, has on the envrioment and on people. used in gold mining.
GUYANA, LAND OF MANY WATERS
This video focuses on the threats posed to freshwater ecosystems and resources need to be assessed, by stating the need for more sound and informed planning, which should integrate a ‘building with nature’ perspective.It also explains how Guyana's interconnected freshwater systems function, from deed in the highlands to the coast
PROTECTING ENDANGERED MARINE ANIMALS
In this video we highlight the the need to use a species identification guide of endangered marine animals by fisherfolk in Guyana and Suriname. This is important because fisherfolk catch sharks, rays, turtles and other endangered species in their nets as bycatch, which they must release. The guide instructs them how to recognize the species and how to handle the animals caught when they release them from the nets and back into the sea, without harming or – even worse – killing them.
GENDER AND SOCIAL INCLUSION IN THE GUIANAS
WWF Guianas, Projekta and the IUCN Global Gender Office designed and fostered different tools and approaches, using a gender and social inclusion lens, grounded in the fundamental and cross-cutting human rights-based approach. WWF Guianas, Projekta and the IUCN Global Gender Office designed and fostered different tools and approaches, using a gender and social inclusion lens, grounded in the fundamental and cross-cutting human rights-based approach.
VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT IN NIEUW GANZE
This video was made as part of the ALCOA Foundation project ' Sustainable forest management for village development' forest use by the communities of Nieuw Ganzee and was realized with funding from the Shared Resources Joint Solutions project.
VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT AT BIGI POIKA TROPENBOS
This video was made as part of the ALCOA Foundation project ' Sustainable forest management for village development 'and was realized with funding from the Shared Resources Joint Solutions project.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR RIVERS
To commemorate International Day of Action for Rivers, a day when the world stands in solidarity to protest mercury mining and demand river restoration, Policy Forum Guyana has created a message for all Guyanese to listen and adhere to. It is time to protect and preserve our rivers for future generations.