Guyana Shield Initiative/ Avoided Deforestation through consolidation and creation of protected areas in the Guianan Region
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The aim of the project was the protection and sustainable management of important rainforest areas within the Guiana Shield, a cross-border region shared by three countries: Suriname, Guyana and Brazil. The project further intended to plan and equip protection areas in northern Brazil. In addition, national forest inventories were supported, using maps and satellite-based control systems. Building on these inventories, pilot forest conservation projects have been developed.
State of implementation/results
- Project completed
- Guyana established a MRV-System on which a system of performance-based payments for forest conservation was based on.
- Seven Brazilian protected areas with a total of 15,8 million hectares have officially adopted management plans.
- Surinam successfully submitted the Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) to the Carbon Fund of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
- As a result of a regional knowledge exchange experiences from neighbouring countries were shared and could be used.
- Training measures were implemented with the state environmental authorities, municipalities and local authorities.