Guyana is situated on the northeastern coast of South America, in between Venezuela which lies to its west and Suriname (Dutch Guiana) on its east. Guyana has an area of 214,970 km2 of which nearly seventy-five percent is covered with natural vegetation. Of this area, approximately four fifths is classified as State Forests under the jurisdiction of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC).
To provide excellence in forestry management services to our stakeholders through the application of professional skills to contribute to our nation’s development.
To be a dynamic and professional Forestry Commission highly respected by local and international stakeholders.
The GFC is responsible for advising the subject Minister on issues relating to forest policy, forestry laws and regulations. The Commission is also responsible for the administration and management of all State Forest land. The work of the Commission is guided by a National Forest Plan that has been developed to address the forest policy.
The Commission develops and monitors standards for forest sector operations, develops and implements forest protection and conservation strategies, oversees forest research and provides support and guidance to forest education and training. See departments for a list of departments in the GFC. The GFC is governed by a board of directors appointed by the President. The board is responsible for the performance of the functions conferred on the Commission by the Act.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project signed its first contract for Grievance and Redress Mechanism (GRM) to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) readiness process. The contract was awarded to The Consultancy Group (TCG). It was signed by MNR Permanent Secretary…
DPI, GUYANA, Friday, October 20, 2017 Several projects aimed at building capacity and sensitising stakeholders on the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU-FLGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) have recorded success. Today, the grantees of funds received from the National Technical Working Group (NTWG) last year, shared the…
The Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project in Guyana held its Fourth Meeting on October 17, 2017, in the boardroom of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), Kingston, Georgetown. Photographed are some of the PSC members with team of the FCPF Project Execution Unit (PEU).…
Interested members of the public are invited to an auction hosted by the Guyana Forestry Commission to dispose of forest produce. The specie of lumber includes: Darina, Locust and Crab wood of varying dimensions. Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Time: 13:00 hrs Venue: GFC Multiplex,