Preparing for the Impending Ban on Single-Use Plastics- Part 2

Preparing for the Impending Ban on Single-Use Plastics- Part 2   A life without plastics seems impossible, since plastics are the main component in almost every single everyday item; from our computers and mobile phones, to food containers and other packaging. Single-use plastics, however, generally have a functional life of less than a week, and […]

Preparing for the Impending Ban on Single-Use Plastics- Part 3

Preparing for the Impending Ban on Single-Use Plastics- Part 3   Guyana has over the years, been implementing laws (Regulations) to tackle the solid waste scourge, including the Litter Regulations 2013 and the Expanded Polystyrene Regulations 2015. The latest in the efforts is the impending ban on single-use plastic products which is expected to come into force […]

EPA conducts workshop for Community Forestry Organisations

EPA conducts workshop for Community Forestry Organisations in Region 2 January 08, 2018 – Thirty (30) representatives from Community Forest Organisation (CFOs) in Region 2, participated in a capacity building workshop on Friday, January 04, 2019. This workshop which was held in the Boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council in Region 2 and focused on […]

World Turtle Day 2019: Preparing for the impending ban on single-use plastics (Part 4)

World Turtle Day 2019: Preparing for the impending ban on single-use plastics (Part 4)   Shell Beach is different than conventional beaches: it is not known for its white sandy beaches or blue waters. Shell Beach is home to four of the seven remaining types of sea turtles; Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive […]

EPA engages students and Community Forestry Organisations in Region 9

Press Release EPA engages students and Community Forestry Organisations in Region 9 on Environmental Authorisation under the EU FLEGT programme. January 17, 2019 – Twenty-eight (28) persons from the two Community Forest Organisations, the North Rupununi District Development Council, Bina Hill Institute and the Guyana Forestry Commission were beneficiaries of EPA’s workshop held in Annai, […]

Are you burning your waste

Are you burning your waste   The burning of waste, sometimes referred to as opening burning or backyard burning, is an environmentally poor waste management option.  You may have had the disturbing experience of being in your home when suddenly everything is in a cloud of smoke.  As we travel through communities all across Guyana, […]

Region 1 Community Forestry

Press Release Region 1 Community Forestry Organisations benefits from EPA workshop under EU FLEGT programme   January 15, 2019 – Twenty seven (27) representatives from five (5) Community Forest (CFOs) benefitted from the day long workshop held in Mabaruma, Region 1. This is the fourth workshop hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the […]

EPA partners with WWF to strengthen management of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) industry in Guyana

EPA partners with WWF to strengthen management of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) industry in Guyana   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas – Guyana Country Office, with support from the Netherlands Commission on Environmental Assessment partnered to successfully execute a one week training workshop from […]

EPA conducts workshop for Community Forest Organisations in Region 7

Press Release EPA conducts workshop for Community Forest Organisations in Region 7 February 20th, 2019–Thirty  four (34)participants representing Community Forest Organisation (CFOs) and Youth groups benefited from a capacity building workshop inBartica, Region 7, on Wednesday February 14, 2019. This workshop which was held in the Boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council,Region 7, focused on […]

EPA completes final three workshops under the EU FLEGT Programme

EPA completes final three workshops under the EU FLEGT Programme   As part of the EU FLEGT Programme, the Environmental Protection Agencyconducted the final three workshops in Regions Three and Four. Seventy (70) participants from eleven (11) Community Forest Organisations benefited. These workshops were held at the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) training facility in Yarrowkabra, Region Four and the Caria […]