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.
Guyana to celebrate Int’l Day of Forests set for March 21
Guyana will join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Forests (IDF) 2023 on Tuesday, March 21. According to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, this year’s theme ‘Forests and Health,’ calls for “giving, not just taking; recognising that healthy forests will bring healthy people.” International Day of…
Guyana’s forests are important global assets – President Ali
-€5m grant from EU to improve forest sustainability, communities’ livelihoods His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali said that Guyana’s forests are not just standing trees, but important global assets that provide “global services”. To this extent, he said that Guyana is “very pleased” to sign a four-year €5m grant (approximately GY$1.1b)…
Guyana gets over $1B grant from EU for forest sustainability to drive community development
Guyana has received an over $1.1 billion (€ 5 million) grant from the European Union to maintain its forest and natural resources, as well as strengthen sustainable development specifically in Amerindian communities. President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali and Deputy Secretary General of European Union Action Service, Helena Konig signed the billion-dollar…
Guyana dubbed a ‘world model’ for preserving nature – UK’s Minister of State
Guyana is recognised globally for its efforts in preserving its pristine forest and natural resources, as the country has one of the lowest deforestation rates. With over 87 per cent forest cover, Guyana boasts one of the best forest management systems in the world. The United Kingdom’s Minister of State…