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Guiana Shield Initiative (GSI)
The Guiana Shield Initiative (GSI) is an ambitious ecoregional project with the aim of setting up a sustainable financial mechanism to conserve the unique intact ecosystems of the Guiana Shield.
The premise is that without financial stability for conservation and sustainable development activities, the natural resources of one of the few remaining expansive tracts of primary forest will disappear due to exploitation for short-term financial gains via destructive activities, such as logging, mining, the advancing agricultural frontier and ill-planned infrastructure.
IES participates in this initiative as Technical Partner.
Initiative website ( Webpage - www.guianashield.org )