Category Archives: Environment

Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

AUGUST 21, 2014 | BY |

-    Community will no longer allow advantage to be taken upon them…will become very agitated if demands are not met- Solomon

The operations of Bai Shan Lin and the blatant “disrespect” the company has been perpetuating towards the people of Region10 took center stage at a meeting the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) held with residents of Kwakwani on Tuesday evening August 19.
The sustained showers of rain that poured in Kwakwani, a community in the Upper Berbice River area on that evening, didn’t stop scores of residents from attending the meeting. Continue reading

Guyana: Observing and participating in the expression of indigenous culture

Observing and participating in the expression of indigenous culture

AUGUST 3, 2014 | BY | FILED UNDER NEWS

…Anthropologist Dr. George Mentore is a ‘Special Person’

 “Basically what I’m doing is trying to collect information about how they live, (in community) what we call ethnographic field research … and I’ve become a specialist on the Wai Wai. But I also try to develop a specialty on other Amerindian groups in the deep south, including the Wapisiana and the Macushi, so I’ve become a little bit more comparative in my work.”

By Dennis A. Nichols
Many Guyanese have heard of the work of the late artist, writer, and archaeologist Denis Williams. But how many know about the contributions of other contemporary Guyanese in a similar sphere of endeavour?  Continue reading

Hidden miracles of the natural world – Louie Schwartzberg – TED video

Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world

Published on Apr 9, 2014 - We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.

At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 – for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 –

for Guyanese Online

Website: http://www.morayhousetrust.com/

YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6sdaywVZ80fX5QV2-F3E7w

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

On Thursday 3rd July, Moray House Trust hosted a slideshow by biologist and photographer, Andrew Snyder. Andrew’s areas of expertise include neotropical herpetology, biogeography and taxonomy and his main field of research is patterns of evolution across Guiana Shield reptiles and amphibians. He is studying for a doctorate in Biological Sciences and has worked in several parts of the hinterland in the last three years for Operation Wallacea and the World Wildlife Fund.

Andrew used a series of photos to illustrate the enormous diversity of plant and animal species in Guyana. This is partly due to the varied nature of Guyana’s landscape.  Continue reading

New Species Discovered In Guyana by World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

New Species Discovered In Guyana

Posted – June 21, 2014 – Stabroek News – http://www.stabroeknews.com

wwfA World Wildlife Fund (WWF) expedition to the Upper Potaro region earlier this year has uncovered over a dozen species possibly new to science and researchers have warned that mining activities could pose risks to the biodiversity of the region.

As many as 19 species recorded during the expedition including dragonflies, fishes, aquatic beetles and a tarantula are likely to be new to science, researchers said presenting their preliminary findings at Moray House, Camp Street yesterday. The WWF initiated and coordinated the expedition which was done in March and covered areas in the Upper Potaro and the Kaieteur National Park (KNP). Continue reading

Report warns of negative impacts of hydro dams in Amazon basin

Report warns of negative impacts of hydro dams in Amazon basin…Bankers, contractors will hog benefits

MAY 7, 2014 | BY  |

The construction of hydro-electric dams in the Amazon Basin will have negative  effects on the area, a Brazilian university anthropologist has warned.The construction of hydro-electric dams in the Amazon Basin will have negative effects on the area, a Brazilian university anthropologist has warned.

A new report has indicated that a staggering 400-plus hydro-power dams will be built in the Amazon basin, including two planned for Guyana.  It would potentially lead to the “end of free-flowing rivers” and contribute to “ecosystem collapse”, causing huge social problems.
The report also warned that the majority of the benefits derived from the construction of mega- projects directly go to actors, including multi-national corporations and the financing institutions.  Continue reading

Engineers without Degrees – Birds at work – revised

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99 Magnificent Birds of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock – pictures

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THE SCARLET IBIS- (Eudocimus ruber)

Read complete article: go to the Dmitri Allicock website

DEAR LAND OF GUYANA-Poems – by Dmitri Allicock

 DEAR LAND OF GUYANA- POEMS

By Dmitri Allicock

Dmitri Allicock

RIVER OF MINE

Walk along the rivershore of dreams
Reflection of memories drifting upstream
Voyager of time travel to your heart be true
Pleasant smiles paddling gently in canoe
Woodpecker echoes where clumsy Toucan flies
Fluffy clouds sailing across blue Demerara sky
Green world of dancing sun and wild fruitfulness
Laughing children swimming in fresh waters bless
Distant hums of bauxite mines and passing train  Continue reading

TORONTO TOO COLD – By Bill “Crooner” Newman – music video

TORONTO … TOO COLD FOR ME – By Bill “Crooner” Newman

Published on Mar 31, 2014- Composed and sung by Bill “Crooner” Newman.
Arranged and produced by Ossie Gurley.
Recorded at OSS Studios, Toronto.

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