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April 30, 2015

Guyana’s prime timbers – over-harvested, under-priced and minimally taxed


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May 7, 2013

World Wildlife Fund disappointed over LCDS budget cut

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas has expressed concern that the cut to the budgetary allocation for the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) will undoubtedly negatively impact the country’s development initiatives through the revolutionary programme.

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November 26, 2012

New Iwokrama Board chairman salutes Guyana’s LCDS model

Renowned climate scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was late this evening installed Chairman of Guyana’s well known international rain forest conservation, research and development centre Iwokrama.

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January 3, 2013

Amerindians will comply with forest rules – TAAMOG

The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG) has hailed Guyana’s receipt of the US$45 million for climate services provided by Norway, while noting that Amerindian communities are following guidelines for sustainable forest management.  In a re

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Dec 26 2012

Guyana Hits Paydirt on Low Carbon Development Path

Imagine Guyana and Dominica without forests and rivers, or Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia without beaches.

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December 27, 2012

Guyana receives more funds from Norway under LCD project

Guyana will receive US$45 million from Norway for its climate services in maintaining extremely low levels of deforestation while advancing the nation’s landmark Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).

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December 15, 2012

Barama snags coveted timber legality certification

Guyana’s battle to eradicate illegal logging has been given a major boost with one major company recently received a key certification.
Barama Company Limited, which controls 1.6 million hectares of natural forests, has

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13 December 2012

Barama makes history with int'l timber certification

Barama Company Limited (BCL) has secured what it on Thursday announced as the largest single block of tropical forest to be certified under the Verified Legal Origin (VLO) anywhere in the world.

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November 9, 2012

Guyana REDD-Plus Investment Fund (GRIF)

In 2009 the Governments of Guyana and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a

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10 September 2012

Guyana’s LCDS and REDD+ model promoted at IUCN World Congress in Korea

Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy and REDD+ model has been cited by former President Jagdeo at the IUCN World Congress in Jeju, South Korea as one of the working examples to achieve conservation of nature and address global climate change while creating livelihood opportunities at the nati


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