Guyana Protected Areas System, phase 3
After GFA supported the implementation of GPAS Phases 1 and 2 since 2005, the third phase of the project contributes mainly to the conservation of biodiversity in priority ecosystems in Guyana.
The Guyana Protected Areas System, Phase 3 (GPAS III) is part of the development program of the Government of Guyana, overseen by the Ministry of the Environment and implemented by the Protected Areas Commission (PAC), and co-financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW.
Phase 3 of the Guyana Protected Areas System Project builds on the first and second phases. Phase 3 will strengthen the site-level structure of the Protected Areas System, accompanied by training of staff and adjacent communities, focusing on the three existing protected areas (Kanuku Mountains, Kaieteur, Shell Beach) managed by the Commission. This will lead to effective management of the selected national protected areas (project objective) and contribute to the conservation of biodiversity in the selected protected areas in Guyana (program objective).
GPAS III consists of three main components focusing on: Infrastructure and equipment (component 1), land and resource use planning (component 2), and capacity development for PAC and stakeholders (component 3).