Familiarity with the diversity of tree species in the Guiana Shield is significant for many purposes. For example, in the context of REDD+, correct identification of tree species is important when collecting inventory data for reporting on forest carbon stocks. The REDD+ for the Guiana Shield project encourages increased collaboration and knowledge sharing between experts on tree species in the Guiana Shield.
On 29 September to 2 October 2015, a regional workshop on tree species identification took place on Tonka Island in Suriname. This workshop brought together a network of experts to exchange experiences and look for ways to advance on the topic beyond the REDD+ for the Guiana Shield project’s lifetime.
In June 2015, the consultant Dominiek Plouvier conducted a first mission in the Guiana Shield to prepare a report comparing the existing resources and capacities for recognition of tree species in the four project territories (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Amapá). This state-of-the-art report provides a snapshot of the current situation, identifies knowledge gaps and suggests ways forward for improving skills on tree species identification in the Guiana Shield.
Please find :
- the final report in English and in Portuguese
- a regional list of tree species
- the Declaration of Tonka Island
Read more about the regional workshop here.
Join e-mail discussions about Guiana Shield Tree Species here.