WWF is the only international conservation organisation that is active in each of the three Guianas and, over a period of many decades, has established itself as a respected partner to governments and civil society. In line with the mission of WWF worldwide, WWF Guianas seeks to achieve the long-term vision: “the rich and globally significant landscapes of the Guianas are safeguarded for future generations whilst delivering tangible sustained benefits for people and nature”.
WWF Guianas works at both national and regional scales. At a national level, WWF seeks to become more strongly embedded locally and will continue to work in close partnership with government and government agencies, NGOs and civil society, and increasingly with the private sector. Options for regional cooperation, joint planning and shared learning will also be identified and promoted. WWF has worked with indigenous communities in the Rupununi area of Guyana, and has collaborated with Forest COMPASS on lesson learning around community-based forest monitoring.