Barton Scotland, Consultant Project RLA/92/G 32
Georgetown, Guyana, september 1994
The present report is the result of a comparison between the existing legislation in Guyana and the requirements set out by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992 (hereinafter «the Convention»). In addition to the comparison of the laws and the Convention, specific recommendations have been proposed to improve the present system.
The report concludes, inter alia, that the scope of the current legislation is inadequate and outdated. Moreover, it does not promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
On the basis of these conclusions, the proposed principal recommendations include:
the review of the current national situation as it relates to bio- diversity and intellectual property rights (IPRs);
the development of a comprehensive national policy which addresses crucial issues relating to the conserv…