GFC in working relationship with Indigenous communities

GFC officials at the Press Conference on Monday

DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) says it has a positive relationship with Indigenous communities and has often been able to quell issues before they escalate into a state of conflict. Ministerial Advisor to the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs (MIPA), Mervyn Williams said there…

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FCPF-REDD+ consultations for indigenous, forest-dependent communities


GEORGETOWN, Guyana: The Ministry of Natural Resources has hired a communications firm to engage and consult with indigenous peoples, forest-dependent communities and other key stakeholders of the programme to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). Over the next 24 months, the Spain-based Centre of Partnerships for Development (CAD) will…

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Forestry sector surpasses 2017 production target

Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman.

DPI, GUYANA, Monday, January 29, 2018 The forestry sector has managed to surpass its revised 2017 production target despite the challenges it faced and has set an “ambitious” target for 2018. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, at a press conference last week noted log production is likely to be…

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