New York Times
January 22, 2013
Dr. Lesley de Souza, research biologist at John G. Shedd Aquarium, writes from Guyana, where she studies the region’s rich aquatic wildlife, including the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world. (Part 1 in a series)
USA Today
June 22, 2012
Though tourism is relatively new to Guyana, a network of small-scale, low-impact eco-lodges, are gradually revamping Guyana's image from that of crazy-cult haven to that of unspoiled destination.
Guardian UK
January 29, 2011
The travel writer and barrister discovered staying with a local MP was a shortcut to the heart of Guyanese life, from raucous political parties to the pool of a five-star hotel
The Sunday Times - London
November 21, 2010
The redoubtable Diane McTurk is nearly 80. A former press officer at the Savoy, she has a cut-glass accent, a dagger-sharp armoury of stories and a penchant for giant otters. Today, Diane is just one of the galaxy of exotic creatures that inhabit back-country Guyana, South America’s steamiest wild frontier.
New York Times
December 8, 2009
Reporter Erica Gies explores the country's strategy to balance sustainable development priorities against Norway's $100M investment and Canopy Capital's stake in the Iwokrama Rain Forest.
National Public Radio - All Things Considered
March 17, 2009
NPR Commentator Julie Zickfoose recalls the powerful experiences, images, and relationships that came to her during her Guyana explorations.
Guyana pledges to protect jaguars
The Guardian UK - January 25, 2013
The lushly forested nation of Guyana on Thursday joined a regional pact to protect jaguars, the elusive spotted cat that is the biggest land predator in the Americas but has become vulnerable as expanded agriculture and mining carves away at their fragmented habitat.
Monster Fish Surgery in the Wilds of Guyana
New York Times - January 23, 2013
Dr. Lesley de Souza, a research biologist at the John G. Shedd Aquarium, writes from Guyana, where she studies the region’s rich aquatic wildlife, including the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world. (Part 2 in a series)
Dinosaurs of the Rewa River
New York Times - January 22, 2013
Dr. Lesley de Souza, research biologist at John G. Shedd Aquarium, writes from Guyana, where she studies the region’s rich aquatic wildlife, including the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world. (Part 1 in a series)
Dispatches from the jungles of Guyana
MSNBC - January 15, 2013
When not fishing or spotting illusive creatures along the riverbanks, activities from the Rewa eco-lodge include a boat trip to the Seawall, a rock formation popular with giant river turtles, a trip to the local Makushi village and a challenging hike up the Awarmie Mountains for a 180-degree view of the canopy treetops. With a sprawling landscape of trees as far as the eye can see, it reminds you of how isolated you really are. Picture dense green foliage as far as the eye can see, and there's not a Starbucks in sight.
Guyana a tourism hot spot –many successes recorded in 2012
GINA - January 13, 2013
2012 was a banner year for Guyana's tourism sector with increased arrivals, global press attention, several international conferences, and greater government investment to expand tourism infrastructure.
Construction Moving Forward on $52 Million Guyana Marriott Project
Caribbean Journal - January 10, 2013
Construction is making progress on the new $52 million Marriott project in Guyana, according to Romesh Budhram, the construction manager on the project. Work first launched on the 197-room hotel in August 2011. China’s Shanghai Construction Group is the contractor on the development.
4 Days in Guyana with El Dorado Rum
BarLife UK - January 9, 2013
An group of high-end bar owners from the UK explore the rich (and surprisingly gritty) lore of the Demerara Distillery, home of Guyana's famous El Dorado rum. Not to mention some of Guyana's other alluring attractions.
Guyana to be featured in several travel TV programs
NCN Guyana - January 8, 2013
Two representatives from “Adventure life,” Julia Dimon and Matthew Rutherford have journeyed to Guyana for the first time, to capture the essence of the destination and to connect with the people. Dimon, a travel writer and tv travel host has visited more than 80 countries across the globe. She will speak of her experiences in Guyana when she appears on the New York Times travel show, and LA Times travel show, in January and February respectively later this year.
Overland adventures in Guyana
Lonely Planet - January 8, 2013
Lonely Planet contributor Celeste Brash explores the farthest reaches of Guyana's Rupununi.
CJIA records revenue increase from 2012 arrivals
NCN - January 4, 2013
Cheddi Jagan International Airport has recorded an increases in revenue earned and passenger arrivals for 2012. This was revealed at a press conference on Friday at the Transport and Hydraulics Ministry.
Why The UN Is Using Ecotourism To Fight Poverty, Safeguard The Environment
International Business Times - January 3, 2013
On Dec. 21, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly quietly passed a resolution touting the role of ecotourism in the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment.
Iwokrama: Studies on the Effects of Climate Change and Human Impacts
Circle of Blue - January 1, 2013
Guyana means “land of many waters” in a native Amerindian language, but it also houses one of the most pristine rainforests left in existence, the Iwokrama. In 1996, Guyana and the Commonwealth of Nations established an organization of the same name. According to Iwokrama resident scientist Isabella Bovolo, the organization aims to fill large data gaps to learn more about the inter-linkages between the vegetation, climate, and biodiversity in the Guyana Shield, as well as the local and regional impacts of climate change and deforestation.
Norway gives millions to save rainforests
CoolEarth - January 1, 2013
As part of an ongoing climate partnership between Norway and Guyana, the former country's government has agreed to reward the latter with US$45 million for having kept deforestation levels and forest degradation at exceptionally low levels.
Guyana maintains low deforestation rates for 2012
NCN - December 27, 2012
Guyana has been able to maintain a low deforestation rate with a high historical gold production level in 2012, despite mining at all levels whether for bauxite, sand, loam, stone, gold or diamond.
Guyana Hits Paydirt on Low Carbon Development Path
Reuters - December 26, 2012
Atherton Martin, a conservationist and former minister of agriculture in Dominica, says climate change should be forcing Caribbean countries to take a hard look at how they are managing their natural resources, lest they eventually disappear. He points to Guyana's push to become a low carbon economy, noting that it has already drawn down more than 70 million dollars from carbon credits on just 10 percent of its forest systems.
Guyana to receive $45M from Norway for preventing deforestation
Fox News - December 22, 2012
The South American country of Guyana says it will receive an additional $45 million in cash from Norway as a reward for protecting its Amazonian rainforest. President Donald Ramotar says the money will help fund a hydroelectric project in central Guyana and provide electricity and Internet service in remote jungle communities.
Guyana, US to sign new air transport agreement
Demerara Waves - December 11, 2012
A new Air Transport agreement between the United States and Guyana is expected to stimulate competition and minimize government intervention, Guyana’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The agreement will replace the 66-year old agreement between the US and the UK that had been signed in Bermuda on February 11, 1946. Guyana inherited that agreement at the time of independence in 1966.
Nobel Laureate Pachauri to head Iwokrama Board of Directors
GINA - November 26, 2012
Renowned climate scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri is installed as Chairman of Guyana’s well known international rain forest conservation, research and development centre Iwokrama.
Guyana's first civilian helicopter and regional jet available for charter
Facebook - October 4, 2012
We are excited to announce immediate availability of charter helicopter transport in Guyana! This is our country's first civilian helo transport option, perfect for jaunts to some of the rarest corners of the Wild Coast (Mt. Roraima for lunch, anyone?).
Kaieteur Falls from Above
Twisted Sifter - October 2, 2012
Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. The falls are 226 meters (741 ft) high when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 ft).

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