Protected areas of Guyana

November 8, 2011, 11:19 am
Source: WDPA
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Protected area highlights for Guyana (January 31, 2008):

 

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

Total Area of nationally recognized protected areas (% of Guyana's Territorial Area)

3

4,860

2.2%

- Terrestrial (% of Guyana's Terrestrial Territorial Area)

3

4,860

2.3%

- Marine and Littoral Protected Area

0

0

 

Note that some protected areas include both terrestrial area and marine area

 

 

 

Nationally recognized protected areas greater than 1,000 km2

2

 

 


The latest World Database on Protected Areas reports 16 nationally recognized protected areas in Guyana (13 more than in the summary above):

Site Name (IUCN
Designation
) - all terrestrial, none marine
Total Area
(Hectares)
Ayanganna Mt. National Park 
Berbice Savanna 
Essequibo Islands Wildlife Sanctuary 
Iwokrama (IV)360,000
Kaieteur National Park (II)63,000
Kaieteur National Park enlargement (II)
63,000
Kanuku Mt. Nature Conservation Reserve234,000
Konashen Anthropological Reserve 
Kurupukari Wildlife Reserve 
Kuyuwini-Kassikaityu Bird Reserve 
Mabura Hill Ecological Station 
New River Triangle Resource Reserve 
Orinduik Falls National Monument 
Shell Beach Wildlife Sanctuary 
Shiriri Mt. Protected Landscape 
Wakadanawa 
Wokomung Mt. Scientific Reserve 

 

caption Map of Guyana. Source: CIA, The World Factbook

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Further Reading:

  1. World Resources Institute (accessed May 26, 2009)
  2. World Database on Protected Areas (accessed May 26, 2009)

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Citation

(2011). Protected areas of Guyana. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbeeae7896bb431f699956

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