Guyana is situated on the northeastern coast of South America, in between Venezuela which lies to its west and Suriname (Dutch Guiana) on its east. Guyana has an area of 214,970 km2 of which nearly seventy-five percent is covered with natural vegetation. Of this area, approximately four fifths is classified as State Forests under the jurisdiction of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC).
To provide excellence in forestry management services to our stakeholders through the application of professional skills to contribute to our nation’s development.
To be a dynamic and professional Forestry Commission highly respected by local and international stakeholders.
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The GFC is responsible for advising the subject Minister on issues relating to forest policy, forestry laws and regulations. The Commission is also responsible for the administration and management of all State Forest land. The work of the Commission is guided by a National Forest Plan that has been developed to address the forest policy.
The Commission develops and monitors standards for forest sector operations, develops and implements forest protection and conservation strategies, oversees forest research and provides support and guidance to forest education and training. See departments for a list of departments in the GFC. The GFC is governed by a board of directors appointed by the President. The board is responsible for the performance of the functions conferred on the Commission by the Act.
Guyanese forest certification system submitted for assessment
The Guyanese Forest Certification Scheme has been submitted to PEFC for assessment. Find out more in our upcoming webinar. The Guyanese Forest Certification Scheme has been submitted to PEFC for assessment. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this new system, will run from 30…
Guyana – EU FLEGT VPA successfully tabled in parliament
Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat successfully tabled in the National Assembly, on Monday, April 24, the Guyana-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement or VPA. This will pave the way for greater cooperation and increase market access and market share with the European Union…
Gov’t revising log export policy – Min Bharrat
The Government of Guyana embarked on a mission to improve the viability of the forestry sector through the export of secondary products, rather than focusing primarily on raw materials. The strategy will ensure the sustainability of the sector, limiting deforestation by reducing the number of logs exported. It will also…
International Day of Forests 2023
Gov’t officially launches $900M Forestry Revolving Fund to boost logging sector As part of celebrations for International Day of Forests 2023, the Ministry of Natural Resources on March 21, 2023, launched the $900 million Forestry Revolving Fund, aimed at addressing the expansion and financial woes of the logging sector in…