HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Guyana establishes its first conservation concession

Georgetown, Guyana July 18, 2002 The Government of Guyana and Conservation International (CI) signed a Timber Sales Agreement (TSA) today, establishing the Upper Essequibo Conservation Concession. The concession is the second of its kind in the world.

The agreement gives CI the right to manage approximately 81,000 hectares (200,000 acres) of pristine forests in the southern Guyana region, in order to maintain the area in a pristine state and secure the environmental services it provides.

Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo endorsed the agreement, after CI President Russell Mittermeier and the Commissioner of Guyana's Forestry Commission James Singh signed the TSA.

"We want to preserve the area's biodiversity and demonstrate to the world that conservation concessions are an opportunity for countries to capitalize on vast forests of high conservation value," said Mittermeier. "Conservation concessions offer a land use alternative that conservationists, development agencies, governments and local communities can all support since the ultimate objectives include the long term protection of biodiversity and the stimulation of economic development," he added.

A conservation concession seeks to reconcile conservation objectives with national development by providing an alternative land use option, which competes directly with large-scale logging. Similar to conditions applied to logging operations, CI will pay annual royalties and fees to the Guyana Forestry Commission.

Prior to the TSA, CI was granted an exploratory lease in October 2000 and was required to develop a management plan which includes conducting stakeholder consultations at both the national and local levels and also, conducting a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) which is critical in ensuring that indigenous peoples living closest the concession are not affected. The three indigenous communities nearest to the area Apoteri, Rewa and Crashwater participated in all pro
'"/>

Contact: Pamela Moyer
p.moyer@conservation.org
202-912-1294
Conservation International
18-Jul-2002


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center
2. DFG establishes first German-Sino Research Training Group
3. DFG establishes 14 new research units
4. NIH establishes Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network
5. $8 million grant establishes program to uncover genetics of asthma
6. Hemocellular Therapeutics establishes licensing agreement with UNC, ECU
7. New research establishes genetic associations in hepatitis C
8. NSF establishes center for biophotonics at UC Davis
9. NIH funding establishes a chimpanzee sanctuary
10. USDA establishes Honeybee Genetics and IPM Center
11. Scientist finds genetic clues to Alzheimers, establishes DNA bank for future studies

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Guyana establishes its first conservation concession

(Date:4/18/2014)... wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to ... holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes ... Wildlife and the natural habitat that supports it ... world where at least three-quarters of the land ... rest is vulnerable to human-caused impacts such as ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Seeds that sprout as soon as they,re planted may ... to be more careful. In the wild, a plant whose ... would risk disaster. More than just an insurance policy against ... seed dormancy has long-term advantages too: Plants whose seeds ... to more species, finds in a team of researchers working ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... COLUMBIA, Mo. April 17 In the most densely ... States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values ... logging and clearing forests for agriculture and development, have ... today, a U.S. Forest Service study reports. , The ... forest conditions and management needs in the Northern United ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 2Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 3Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 4Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species 2Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 2Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Bill Jacobs Automotive, a group of car dealerships ... with the Heartland Blood Center and offering free oil change ... takes place Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Bill Jacobs Cadillac ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46637 )  The Bill ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... Cole-Parmer to find hard-working items for the lab, from ... designated as Guaranteed-in-Stock (GIS)—ready to ship when you order. ... Masterflex® Peristaltic Pumps , from the L/S® model ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... MINNEAPOLIS , Jan. 15, 2014 ­ RedBrick ... and behavior change technology, today announces that EmblemHealth ... insurer and wellness company, is now providing the RedBrick ... digital coaching program, to all of its members. EmblemHealth ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 More ... disease, and about 1 in 3 seniors will die ... source ). These jaw-dropping figures have shocked many Americans ... and, hopefully, help prevent these tragic age-related cognitive disorders. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Join the Bill Jacobs Auto blood drive and receive a free oil change 2Cole-Parmer Begins 2014 with the Release of Preferred Solutions 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2
Cached News: