The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) is pleased to present the results of consultancies and technical studies carried out within the scope of its Regional Project for the Management, Monitoring and Control of Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Threatened by Trade (Bioamazon Project), in the format of the publications of the Amazon Regional Observatory (ARO).
In this Technical Report “Build capacity for the Management of the Domestic Wildlife Trade in Guyana”, developed for the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission (GWCMC), one will fid out about the effrts to build awareness on the importance of regulating the wildlife trade; to develop a national system of harvest zones and harvest quotas for specific species, and to establish checkpoints for the monitoring and enforcement of the domestic wildlife license system.
In Guyana, the enactment of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act of 2016 brought virtually all aspects of the management of wildlife species under a singular legislation. The legislative framework provides for licences to be issued to operators in the trade from trappers and hunters to local retailers and international exporters.
In an endeavor to build capacity for the management of the Domestic Wildlife Trade in Guyana effrts were directed towards three (3) components:
Finally, we hope the contribution of this Technical Report to the knowledge management will inspire other institutions and countries to improve their practices in implementing CITES Convention on the Amazon Region.
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