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Discover the remarkable work of the Wildlife Clubs of North Rupununi

11 novembre 2022

Giant river otters, anteaters and red siskins are some of the incredible animals found in the North Rupununi. This video presents the work of six young wildlife clubs that have been established in the region. The clubs are supported by the North Rupununi District Development Board, with support from the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme. Watch the video...
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Discover the remarkable work of the Wildlife Clubs of North Rupununi

11 novembre 2022

Giant river otters, anteaters and red siskins are some of the incredible animals found in the North Rupununi. This video presents the work of six young wildlife clubs that have been established in the region. The clubs are supported by the North Rupununi District Development Board, with support from the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVbIylXbHQ

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Latest publication: Facts and figures from fish stocks in North Rupununi 2020-2021

5 novembre 2022

The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programe in Guyana has just released the engaging publication Facts and figures from fish stocks in North Rupununi 2020-2021. The North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) started piloting an inland Fisheries Management Plan in Guyana in 2018, which is a collaboration with local communities and the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries. The field surveys aimed at monitoring changes in the number and...
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Latest publication: Facts and figures from fish stocks in North Rupununi 2020-2021

5 novembre 2022

The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programe in Guyana has just released the engaging publication Facts and figures from fish stocks in North Rupununi 2020-2021.

The North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) started piloting an inland Fisheries Management Plan in Guyana in 2018, which is a collaboration with local communities and the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries.

The field surveys aimed at monitoring changes in the number and size of arapaima (Arapaima arapaima) and other common fish species and was designed to support quantitative state assessments for target fish populations in lakes and rivers.

Curious to know how were local communities involved? Or how do the fish surveys work? Perhaps you would like to find out more about the challenges, findings and plans for the future? You can find all these answers on the link below!

Facts and figures from fish stocks in North Rupununi 2020-2021: https://bit.ly/3FaDMXw

 

 

Legal, ecological and socio-economic baseline studies to inform sustainable wildlife management in Guyana

21 septembre 2022

The latest SWM Programme consolidated report is a summary of the studies carried out in Guyana. This publication included the legal, ecological and socio-economic baseline studies to inform sustainable wildlife management in the Rupununi region of the country. In Guyana, the SWM Programme seeks to ensure that the Rupununi region continues to have sustainable options for food security and livelihoods in accordance with traditional lifestyles, while...
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Legal, ecological and socio-economic baseline studies to inform sustainable wildlife management in Guyana

21 septembre 2022

The latest SWM Programme consolidated report is a summary of the studies carried out in Guyana.

This publication included the legal, ecological and socio-economic baseline studies to inform sustainable wildlife management in the Rupununi region of the country.

In Guyana, the SWM Programme seeks to ensure that the Rupununi region continues to have sustainable options for food security and livelihoods in accordance with traditional lifestyles, while maintaining healthy wildlife populations. It builds upon existing strategies, visions and development plans at the local and national levels and works with the in-country partner is the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission, which is strengthening legislation on sustainable wildlife management. The joint objective is to pilot integrated sustainable co-management models for sustainable wildlife and fisheries management in multiple-use savannah–forest landscapes of the Rupununi region.

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The SWM Guyana legal hub is now online!

2 août 2022

The Guyana legal hub is now available! The country legal hubs are a user-friendly point of access to a comprehensive set of data and analysis on the statutory and customary and legal frameworks relating to sustainable wildlife management. This includes environmental protection, tenure rights, land use planning, the consumption (hunting and fishing) and non-consumption (ecotourism) use of wildlife, as well as animal production, animal health, and food safety and...
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The SWM Guyana legal hub is now online!

2 août 2022

The Guyana legal hub is now available!  The country legal hubs are a user-friendly point of access to a comprehensive set of data and analysis on the statutory and customary and legal frameworks relating to sustainable wildlife management. This includes environmental protection, tenure rights, land use planning, the consumption (hunting and fishing) and non-consumption (ecotourism) use of wildlife, as well as animal production, animal health, and food safety and security.

SWM Guyana legal hubhttps://www.swm-programme.info/legal-hub/guyana

In addition, you can also learn about the SWM Programme work in the Rupununi region, located in the south of Guyana. One of the outcomes of the programme is to ensure that policies and regulations enable the sustainable use of species that are resilient to hunting and fishing and to ensure the conservation of protected and threatened species.

SWM Customary law series – Guyana: Customary norms and practices used to strengthen the sustainable use and management of wildlife resources in the Rupununi by Wapichan communitieshttps://bit.ly/3cZMgoc

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La plateforme juridique du Guyana est maintenant disponible! Les plateformes juridiques des pays constituent un point d'accès unique à un ensemble complet de données et d'analyses sur les cadres juridiques statutaires et coutumiers relatifs à la gestion durable de la faune sauvage. Cela comprend la protection de l'environnement, les droits fonciers, l'aménagement du territoire, l'utilisation de la faune sauvage à des fins de consommation (chasse et pêche) et de non-consommation (écotourisme), ainsi que la production animale, la santé animale et la sécurité alimentaire.

Plateforme juridique SWM du Guyana (en anglais seulement): https://www.swm-programme.info/legal-hub/guyana

De plus, vous pouvez également en apprendre davantage sur le travail que le SWM Programme effectue dans la région de Rupununi, située au sud du Guyana. L'un des résultats du programme est de veiller à ce que les politiques et les réglementations permettent l'utilisation durable des espèces résistantes à la chasse et à la pêche et d'assurer la conservation des espèces protégées et menacées.

SWM Customary law series – Guyana: Customary norms and practices used to strengthen the sustainable use and management of wildlife resources in the Rupununi by Wapichan communities (en anglais seulement): https://bit.ly/3cZMgoc

The SWM Programme in Guyana is working towards engaging and effective environmental education!

18 avril 2022

Did you know that the SWM Programme in Guyana is supporting six wildlife clubs by helping its members develop environmental stewardship skills while promoting their personal and social development? Read the Wildlife clubs of North Rupununi involved in sustainable wildlife management ...
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The SWM Programme in Guyana is working towards engaging and effective environmental education!

18 avril 2022

Did you know that the SWM Programme in Guyana is supporting six wildlife clubs by helping its members develop environmental stewardship skills while promoting their personal and social development? Read the Wildlife clubs of North Rupununi involved in sustainable wildlife management brochure. 

Did you also know that Wapichan Wiizi is home to many species of fish and wildlife, some of which are rare or threatened globally, like the red siskin, giant anteater, yellow-spotted river turtle and black curassow? Read the Wildlife use in Wapichan Wiizi brochure

Were you aware that along the Rupununi River, the SWM Programme is supporting the turtle conservation programme which concerns 18 sand beaches?  Read the Yellow-spotted river turtle conservation programme along the Rupununi river brochure.

Find out more about the many community-driven initiatives the SWM Programme in Guyana is supporting to improve food security and preserve traditional livelihoods on the SWM Guyana webpage!