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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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EPA engages students and Community Forestry Organisations in Region 9

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EPA engages students and Community Forestry Organisations in Region 9 on Environmental Authorisation under the EU FLEGT programme.


January 17, 2019 – Twenty-eight (28) persons from the two Community Forest Organisations, the North Rupununi District Development Council, Bina Hill Institute and the Guyana Forestry Commission were beneficiaries of EPA’s workshop held in Annai, Region 9. This workshop held on January 17, complements those previously held in Regions 10, 2, and 1. As part of the EU FLEGT programme, these workshops aims to build capacity of Community Forest Operators on the importance of Environmental Authorisation for the sustainable utilisation of forest resources. The overall aim of the programme is to ensure all forest operators become authorised in keeping the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, laws of Guyana. The day-long interactive workshop was divided into a theoretical aspect during the morning session which included guidance on filling out the Environmental Authorisation application form. However, during the second half of the workshop, participants were engaged on best practices relative to waste management, air quality, noise management as well as, occupational safety and health.

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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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EPA conducts workshop for Community Forestry Organisations

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EPA conducts workshop for Community Forestry Organisations in Region 2


January 08, 2018 - Thirty (30) representatives from Community Forest Organisation (CFOs) in Region 2, participated in a capacity building workshop on Friday, January 04, 2019. This workshop which was held in the Boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council in Region 2 and focused on sensitising Community Forest Operators on Environmental Authorisation process. This was the third 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 Section 14 of the Environmental Act. In accordance with Section 14 of the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, laws of Guyana, before development consent is granted, in this case harvesting and utilisation of forest resources, an Operator must first seek approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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