WWF Team Assessing Biodiversity of Guyanese Wetland

29 Oct 2013 by Local Press Report

A multinational team of scientists is now in Guyana under the auspices of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Guianas), to gather data on the biodiversity of the South Rupununi, home to over 1400 species of vertebrates, including many highly endangered globally. A WWF-Guianas release today said that the Southern Rupununi Biodiversity Assessment Team (BAT) is made up of Guyanese and international scientists who have expertise in the detection and identification of plants, birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, insects and fish along with water quality and community resource uses. The high bio-diversity of the Rupununi flows from the mixing of Amazonian and Guiana Shield fauna, high habitat diversity, and marked seasonal flooding...

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