In Guyana, the Amazonia 2.0 project is being implemented by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) through the North Pakaraima District Council (NPDC) in 7 communities within the Potaro- Siparuni Region (Region 8) in an approximate work area of 1,000 hectares.
These communities are home predominantly to peoples from the Patamona nation, and in others reside peoples of the Macushi nation. The communities where the project takes place are Campbelltown, Micobie and Moruwa in sub-region 2, and Karisaparu, Chenapou, Kopinang and Monkey Mountain in sub-region 1.
Much of Guyana’s forested lands are located within traditional indigenous territories and already managed through customary rules. However, as indigenous communities face increasing external threats to their lands and ecosystems, they are also mobilizing to monitor these threats and develop management plans to protect their territories.