Guyana rainforest diversity…threatened.
On a trip to collect information on the giant river otter, an endangered species, a group of researchers ended up in Rewa Head. “In just six weeks the expedition recorded an astounding variety of life: 158 species of birds, 22 species of medium to large mammals, and half of Guyana’s known endangered species.”
They also found that “this pristine wildernessâ€”still free from the impacts of the modern worldâ€”may not remain so for long. Both a massive logging concession and an even larger oil drilling concession overlap the wilderness.”
Read more about this topic at: http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1129-hance_pickles.html
and more about U.S. timber firm Simon & Shock International’s involvement with Guyana here: http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0221-guyana.html