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Guyana: Protected Area Profile: The Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA) – ‘Mountains of Life’

  October 7, 2020

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Giant Anteater

THE Kanuku Mountains, one of the stunning mountain ranges of the Rupununi Savannahs, has, for centuries, played an invaluable role in the conservation of the region’s biodiversity; and remains the ‘Mountains of Life’ to traditional Macushi and Wapishan communities that inhabit its surrounding environs.

This week we will take a closer look at the Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA), focusing on its history and, natural and human wellbeing values which were reasons for it being protected for present and future generations.      Continue reading

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY – By Dmitri Allicock

Cowboys

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

 By Dmitri Allicock

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 Stride through soft savannah high

Grasslands of Guyana a regal sigh

5000 sq. mils of swamp and plains

Steady in saddle with guiding reins

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Tales of the Rupununi Cattle Trail – By Dmitri Allicock

Entrance to the Rupununi Cattle Trail- circa 1920

Entrance to the Rupununi Cattle Trail- circa 1920

Tales of the Rupununi Cattle Trail

By Dmitri Allicock

Cattle, cowboys and horses, creeks, rivers, wooden bridges, swamps, rain, mosquitoes, jaguars and snakes are the ingredients for a great imaginative western movie and can be found in the stories of the movement of herds of cattle from the grasslands of Rupununi to the coastal marketplace of British Guiana, just shy of a hundred years ago.   Continue reading