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Headlines
When Indigenous Lands become part of a National Protected Area System: The unique case of the Kanashen Protected Area of southern Guyana
Shades of green: how Guyana is balancing ecotourism with oil production

Events
International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield
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Flickr
Nigel Durrant

Tourism Portals
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Twitter
@discoverguyana
@guyanajazzfest
@guianashield
@PersaudRobert

Elsewhere
guyanafeed.com

Biodiversity
guianashield.org@guianashield
biodiversityguyana.org

Georgetown
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Kitty Market
Kitty was once a separate village that was incorporated into Georgetown in the 1970s.

Kaieteur Falls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaieteur_Falls

FYI
A giant street party is called a ‘Lime’

Elsewhere on the Web
Guyana Tourism Authority
* Guyana Tourism Blog
* Guyana Tourism Authority on Twitter
* Guyana Tourism Authority on Facebook
* Kaieteur National Park
* Linden Tourism
* National Trust of Guyana
* Cheddi Jagan International Airport
* Customs and Immigration Authorities
* Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana
* Guyana International Conference Centre

Misc
Arrow Point Arrow Point is a Nature Resort located on the left bank of the Kamuni Creek, a tributary of theDemerara River.Arrow Point is set against a backdrop of the rainforest and visitors may enjoy a variety of recreational excursions such as mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, or visiting a nearby village to see the production of local crafts and foods. Website: http://roraimaairways.com/static/pages/tours/arrowdaytourred.html

Kaieteur Falls is 226 meters (741 feet) from its plunge over a sandstone cliff to the first break. The Waterfall is an amazing sight to behold and the National Park is home to beautiful creatures such as the Guiana Cock of the Rockand the Golden frog. Website: http://www.guyanesepride.com/about/kaieteur_falls.asp

Tour Operators in the Exhibition Area: Air Services Limited http://www.aslgy.com/ Roraima Airways: http://roraimaairways.com/static/pages/tours/tours.html City (Georgetown) Tour Georgetown was established in 1842 and reflects the influences of its Dutch, British and French colonial past. This heritage is seen through its structures, architecture, museums, gardens and place names. Laid out on land that formerly supported plantations, the city has a gridded appearance with the vast majority of its streets crossing at right angles. Developed south along the eastern bank of the Demarara River and east along the coast of the country, the city covers an area of approximately 97 sq km. The tour visits the seawalls, Botanical Gardens, St Georges’ Cathedral and other significant features in the city. Website:http://www.outdoorexpeditionsgy.com/oe/landmarks-of-georgetown/ NB: Bookings may be made with Paul Waldron during the lunch break in the Exhibition Area during the lunch break on Wednesday, August 10. Mangrove Reserve/Mangrove Heritage Travel Trail Tour Mangroves are integral to the sea defences of Guyana. Naturally occurring, the mangrove forests on the coast became depleted through human activity – harvesting of the mangroves for various activities thus denuding the landscape. With climate change and rising sea levels a real threat to the continued existence of Guyana’s coast the mangroves have been re-planted and a mangrove reserve established. In addition mangroves provide a habitat for numerous species including birds, fish and crustaceans. The tour includes the Mangrove Visitor Centre, the mangrove Reserve and a brief history of Victoria Village. For the Mangrove Heritage Travel Trail Tour, contact: http://www.outdoorexpeditionsgy.com/oe/mangrove-reserve/

Some of the most sighted species of birds include the Gray-breasted Crakes, Wing-barred Seedeater, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Moriche Oriole, Rufous Crab-Hawk, Black Hawk-Eagle, Boat-billed Heron, Pied WaterTyrant, Tropical Kingbird, Green-rumpedParrotlet, Great Black-Hawk and the national bird of Guyana, the Hoatzin. website: http://mahaicatours.com/package/birding/

Bird-watching Guyana has over 815 migrant and resident bird species for birders to enjoy. They range from parrots, toucans, the harpy eagle, Guiana Cock-of-the-Rock, Blood-Coloured Woodpecker, Crimson Fruit crow, and the Elusive Rufus-Winged Ground-Cuckoo. In the capital city, Georgetown, a wide range of parrots and other species can be seen at a number of sites, including the National Park, Promenade Gardens, Botanical Gardens and the Georgetown Seawall. Websites: http://www.guyanabirding.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=16 https://www.facebook.com/Guyana-Amazon-Tropical-Birds-Society-106052979468322/

Iwokrama Forest The Iwokrama International Centre (IIC) was established in 1996 under a joint mandate from the Government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat to manage the Iwokrama forest“ in a manner that will lead to lasting ecological, economic and social benefits to the people of Guyana and to the world in general”. The Iwokrama forest is a protected area consisting of 371,000 hectares of rain forest. Website: http://iwokrama.org/; http://iwokramariverlodge.com

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