Guiana Shield Initiative
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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The Guiana Shield is an Ecoregion which covers part or all of Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Netherlands Committee for IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) is starting the Guiana Shield Initiative (GSI) in order to develop methods to conserve the unique ecological and socio-cultural values of the region.