Credit: Sophia Point

Transforming Education and Preserving Critical Rainforest in Guyana, South America

Organization Sophia Point Rainforest Research Centre
Realm Southern America

The Project Marketplace is organized by the major terrestrial realms divided into 14 biogeographical regions – N. America, Subarctic America, C. America, S. America, Afrotropics, Indomalaya, Australasia, Oceania, Antarctica, and the Palearctic realm, which coincides with Eurasia and is divided into Subarctic, Western, Central, Eastern, and Southern regions.

Project Type Nature Conservation

There are five main project categories: Energy Transition focuses on renewable energy access and energy efficiency. Nature Conservation includes wildlife habitat protection and ecosystem restoration, as well as indigenous land rights. Regenerative Agriculture supports farmers, ranchers and community agriculture. Climate Change covers global science efforts, climate adaptation, and social justice work.

Status Open

Open indicates any project that needs core programmatic funding.

Funding Level $$$

$$$ indicates a project between $250,000-$1 million.

Timeframe 10 Years

The Sophia Point Rainforest Research Centre represents a beacon of hope for biodiversity.

Our planet faces the existential threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and the global spread of pandemics. A burgeoning project in the heart of untouched rainforests in Guyana, South America promises hope for conservation and climate change science.

The Sophia Point Rainforest Research Centre, a proposed 40 acre site preserving hundreds of miles of unexploited rainforest, will be Guyana’s first truly accessible wildlife and rainforest research centre. Sophia Point will be on the frontlines in the fight against species loss and climate change when it is needed most. It will provide a site for cutting edge international science as well as the training and education of Guyana’s next generation of leaders. Transforming research and conservation of this incredibly vital environment.

Guyana’s rainforests offer a natural climate solution. Rainforests still cover 85 percent of Guyana, storing over 5 billion tons of carbon and are teeming with an incredible diversity of plants and animals.

Through direct partnerships with indigenous and local communities, Sophia Point will integrate local environmental expertise with cutting edge science to secure a sustainable, more equitable future for all.

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