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Biological Resource Management (BRM) Programme Area

This Program Area is responsible for the implementation of the mandate which stipulates the protection and conservation of Biological Resource; and promotes sustainable development in Guyana.

The following are specific functions of the BRM with respect to the implementation of its mandate:

1.    To coordinate and support programmes for implementation of the national biodiversity strategy and action plan;
2.    To coordinate and support programmes for the effective regulation of coastal, marine and freshwater biological resources;
3.    To support the environmental authorisation process of development activities for the protection and conservation of biodiversity;
4.    To coordinate and support programmes, to achieve national obligations to the Convention of Biological Diversity and its protocols;
5.    To coordinate and support programme(s) that promotes assessments of biological resources;
6.    To manage system(s) for the collection and sharing of biological resources information;
7.    To support communication, education and public awareness programmes for the protection, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.


More specifically the BRM is involved in the following activities as it pertains to the above stated functions:



Environmental Protection Agency

Notice to the Public


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the Pesticide Toxic Chemical Control Board (PTCCB) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) hereby inform all importers, retailers, traders and distributors of Mercury, that an Environmental Authorisation is required from the EPA, effective August 01, 2019. This is in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, Laws of Guyana.

Failure to obtain an Environmental Authorisation from the EPA will deem you ineligible to acquire a licence from the PTCCB to import, retail or distribute Mercury. To avoid this, persons are asked to make immediate contact with the EPA.

Further, the written consent of the Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission is at all times required before any shipment of mercury is imported into Guyana for mining purposes.

Should you have further questions or require information on what documentation is needed to facilitate this process, please contact Ms. Odessa Duncan, Senior Environmental Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Environment Division of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.

Contact us at:
The Environmental Protection Agency
Ganges Street, Sophia, Georgetown.
Phone: 225-0506 / 225-5467-8 / 225-5471-2 Fax: 225-5481