Monitoring and Enforcement
СНПЧ А7 Самара, обзоры принтеров и МФУ

At the national level monitoring protocols for the mangrove project are being developed  by coastal zone specialist Mr Phillip Da Silva who is a senior lecturer at the University of Guyana and has decades of experience in coastal zone management. The Mangrove Action Committee has signed an MOU with both the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and is collaborating closely with  the Work Services Group (WSG) which have responsibility for sea defences. There are mangrove rangers who have received formal training by the Mangrove Project Office (MPO) and practical training through   attachments to both the GFC and WSG rangers. They are stationed in communities that have been replanted and  communicate  daily with the MPO as well as provide monthly reports.

 At the regional level there will be  regional mangrove officers who will oversee the activities of the mangrove project in each region. At the community level there have been numerous community consultations from which  community based mangrove committees have been set up. The mangrove seedling providers are an integral part of the community mangrove committees as well as students from the Guyana School of Agriculture who are from the various communities and who have identified an interest in the monitoring, data collection, awareness and nursery components of the project. The community committees are supported in the enforcement activities by the  community policing groups . All of these stakeholders have  been trained by the MPO and WSG . The use of National Drainage and Irrigation Community Officers  in the planting exercise from the inception of the project has also consolidated involvement and support at the community level and developed a sense of local ownership.

An initial review of legislation had revealed that in order for the protection of mangroves in Guyana to be effective, loopholes in the current legislation need to be closed, so that that all mangroves are given uniform and assured priority for protection. Fortunately the legislative framework for immediate protection already existed and as it was within the power of the Minister of Agriculture to declare any tree a protected species this was done.
On the 29 January 2010, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 42 of the Forest Act, and after consultation with the Guyana Forestry Commission, the Minister of Agriculture made an amendment to Regulation 17 of the Principal Regulations by the substitution of the following:
"Protected Trees" 17. (1) "No bullet-wood tree or red, black or white mangrove trees shall be felled without first obtaining the permission in writing of an authorized forest officer not below the rank of an Assistant Commissioner of Forests"

Our Vision

To augment Guyana's sea defence by protecting, restoring and managing the natural coastline barrier provided by our mangrove forests.

Contact Information

Guyana Mangrove Restoration Project
National Agricultural Research Institute
Agriculture Road, Mon Repos East Coast Demerara
Phone (592) 220-2843
Fax (592) 220-4481/220-2843
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