The Trust raises and invests funds to support Guyana’s Protected Areas.

It is governed by a Board of Trustees with a non-governmental majority and was established under the Protected Areas Act 2011.

The Trust co-finances the work of the Protected Areas Commission, and the management of the National Protected Areas System (NPAS).

These funds are used to protect over 1.4 million hectares of globally important habitats, filled with rare and endangered species.

The Trust supports Guyana’s commitment to establish an additional 2 million hectares of protected areas under the NPAS.