The biodiversity of Guyana’s Rupununi
To document and assess this national treasure, in October and November 2013 the World Wildlife Fund in Guyana mounted the most comprehensive biological expedition ever to the south Rupununi. A multinational biodiversity assessment team with more than fifty scientists, students, local coordinators, and field assistants spent over two weeks studying not only plants and animals, but also the quality of the water supply and the relevance of these natural resources to the community and ecosystem — and hoping to find some new biological discoveries.
Read more about the team’s discoveries and insights in the May 2014 edition of Caribbean Beat Magazine. Story and photography by Burton Lim.