Conservation International Guyana



Conservation International (CI-G) is established in Guyana with the main purpose of assisting the government in creating a national system of protected areas. CI-G have been working in three main sites in Region nine and have also been assisting the government of Guyana develop a strategy for carbon sequestration and the sale of credits. CI-G's vision is to establish Biodiversity Corridors in Guyana, incorporating the anchors of a National Protected Area System, while developing trans-boundary corridors across the Guiana Shield. CI-G have been working with the Government of Guyana and resident indigenous communities to develop long term and sustainable management for the establishment of protected areas, helping to develop protected area legislation in Guyana and actively working with the Government to endow and establish a protected areas trust fund to finance the management of Guyana’s protected areas in perpetuity. CI-G have been closely involved with the development of the Low Carbon Development Strategy and the Readiness Preparation Proposal. The head sits on the [[Low Carbon Development Strategy Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee]]. CI-G have helped to procure funding for the initial development of the Guyana's MRV system through [[KFW]] to help bridge a gap before arrival of [[Forest Carbon Partnership Facility]] funding.


CI-G have played a key role in wider conservation efforts in Guyana in particular through the [[Upper Essequibo Conservation Concession]] and the [[Konashen Community-Owned Conservation Area]].