What we do

Guyana’s Protected Areas Trust (PAT), established by the Protected Areas Act 2011 and inaugurated in 2014, is working to mobilize and allocate finances for the management of the National Protected Areas System (NPAS) in Guyana.  Through the Protected Areas Commission, the PAT supports projects that contribute to, or promote, the conservation and preservation of biological diversity and maintenance of the ecosystem services of the protected areas using revenues generated from its endowment fund investments.

PAT has been a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) since 2016.

Financed Protected Areas

Kaieteur National Park

Area Covered 62,700 hectares

Kanashen Amerindian Protected Area

Area Covered 625,000 hectares

Kanuku Mountains Protected Area

Area Covered 611,000 hectares

Shell Beach Protected Area

Area Covered 123,000 hectares