WWF Guianas is engaged in biodiversity assessments of some unexplored territories in the Guianas. In a 2013, WWF Guianas and Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) carried out the Southern Rupununi Biodiversity Assessment Team (BAT) expedition to get a snapshot of the region‘s diversity, collecting data on seven taxonomic groups (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and plants) as well as water quality and natural resource use. This information establishes a baseline that will hopefully be used by all stakeholders, including the Government of Guyana, the University of Guyana (UG), NGOs, local communities and businesses to make informed decisions about sustainable management of the Rupununi‘s resources.
Type: Conservation and development
Focus: Conservation, Sustainable use
Strategies: Lobby, Capacity building, Technical assistance, Financial support, Partnerships