EPA conducts workshop for Community Forest Organisations in Region 7

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EPA conducts workshop for Community Forest Organisations in Region 7

February 20th, 2019–Thirty  four (34)participants representing Community Forest Organisation (CFOs) and Youth groups benefited from a capacity building workshop inBartica, Region 7, on Wednesday February 14, 2019. This workshop which was held in the Boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council,Region 7, focused on sensitisingCommunity Forest Operators on the Environmental Authorisation process. This was the sixth workshop under the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU FLEGT) programme executed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The overall aim of the programme is to ensure all Community Forest Operators become authorised in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, laws of Guyana.

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Region 1 Community Forestry

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Region 1 Community Forestry Organisations benefits from EPA workshop under EU FLEGT programme

 

January 15, 2019 - Twenty seven (27) representatives from five (5) Community Forest (CFOs) benefitted from the day long workshop held in Mabaruma, Region 1. This is the fourth workshop hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the EU FLEGT programme. The workshop was held at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and aimed at sensitising operators within Community Forest Organisations on the Environmental Authorisation process. The overall aim of the programme is to ensure, all forest operators become authorised in keeping with Section 14 of the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, laws of Guyana, before development consent is given, in this case the harvesting and utilisation of forest resources, an Operator must first seek approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Are you burning your waste

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Are you burning your waste

 

The burning of waste, sometimes referred to as opening burning or backyard burning, is an environmentally poor waste management option.  You may have had the disturbing experience of being in your home when suddenly everything is in a cloud of smoke.  As we travel through communities all across Guyana, we often can see thick smoke billowing, fires near electric poles, sometimes causing worry that a home is on fire.   Open fires are dangerous to public health and the environment.  Waste commonly burned at or nearby homes and business premises, may include paper, cardboard, textiles, plastics, household and industrial chemicals, food, and yard clippings.

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World Turtle Day 2019: Preparing for the impending ban on single-use plastics (Part 4)

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World Turtle Day 2019: Preparing for the impending ban on single-use plastics (Part 4)

 

Shell Beach is different than conventional beaches: it is not known for its white sandy beaches or blue waters. Shell Beach is home to four of the seven remaining types of sea turtles; Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas). The area serves as an important nesting ground for marine turtles and is home to the largest contiguous area of productive mangrove forests. For many Guyanese residing on the coast, they have only heard tales of the Leatherback Turtle, the world's largest sea turtle, but have never seen one. Located in the Barima Waini, Region 1, the beach stretches over 120 kilometers or 75 miles of mudflats. As we celebrate World Turtle Day 2019, it is an important time to pause and celebrate our turtle and tortoise species and raise awareness on the importance of habitats such as Shell Beach.

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