Conservation International officials pay courtesy call on President

Georgetown, GINA, March 29, 2014

A team of high- level team of Conservation International (CI) officials along with Vice President of CI Guyana, David Singh, paid a courtesy call on President Donald Ramotar today.

Speaking to GINA, Chief Operating Officer Niels Crone said that they were pleasantly surprised at how much the Head of State knew about the operations of CI’s, and how the work that is done by this organisation fits into Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). The organisation’s Vice President of the Americas Fabio Rubio Scarano and Vice President Policy Americas Division Lisa Famolare comprised the rest of the team which will spend five days meeting stakeholders and conducting field visits to various conservation sites.

President Donald Ramotar with the visiting Conservation International Officials. Also in photo
are: from left: Shyam Nokta, Head of the Office of Climate Change and, Head of CI, Guyana, David Singh

This evening there will be a special screening of Guyana’s Green Gold, a documentary on the Indigenous community of Surama in the Rupununi Savannahs. The short feature film will showcase the efforts of the community to participate in the LCDS programme through community based tourism activities for sustainable livelihood and further development.

CI is a nonprofit environmental organisation headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The organisation’s mission is to protect nature, and its biodiversity, for the benefit of humanity. It has more than 900 employees, more than 30 global offices, and more than 1,000 partners around the world. Since its inception in 1987, CI has contributed to the protection of more than 260 million acres of land and sea. .




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