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Feb 19, 2007 - Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, Guyana.
The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway consists of a series of suspension bridges and platforms up to 30 metres in height and 154 metres in length offering a scenic vantage point over the tree tops of the Iwokrama Rainforest. It certainly provided us with a different perspective of a rainforest - from the top down! The Walkway was built by Canadian conservation groups in association with the local Amerindian community. The project has been well thought out with no harm caused to wildlife or the forest. The unique construction allows trees to grow...Jump to full entry
Feb 18, 2007 - Annai, Guyana.
Rockview Lodge is located near the Amerindian village of Annai in the North Rupununi on the main road between Georgetown and Lethem. Run by Colin Edwards and a large number of staff from the local community, Rockview provides a comfortable retreat in the middle of Guyana's interior. On arrival, we were given a very thorough tour of Rockview and its facilities. The Lodge has immaculately kept gardens and orchards which are a credit to the workers. The staff took great pride in naming and explaining all the various plants and trees. The...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2007 - Karanambu, Guyana.
Karanambu Ranch is working cattle ranch but it is also an important nature and conservation centre. The Ranch is located on the Rupununi River and is home to the McTurk family. It is run by the charismatic Diane McTurk who is well known internationally for her work in rehabilitating giant river otters into the wild. Eddie is Diane's nephew and along with Melanie, they now run the tourism side of the centre. Diane has been featured in National Geographic as well as in many television shows. Her father Tiny McTurk welcomed David Attenborough...Jump to full entry