Kojo Nnamdi, Washington, DC famous Guyanese radio & television personality is our guide to the Kanuku Mountains and their surrounding Rupununi savannahs.
Presented By: Conservation International - Guyana
The Kanuku Mountains lie at the heart of Guyana. They are part of a vast pristine wilderness area that stretches across the Guayana Shield, the oldest land formation in South America. Like a giant island beaming with life, the Kanukus are one of Guyana’s richest and most diverse regions.
Kojo Nnamdi, Washington, DC famous Guyanese radio & television personality is our guide to the Kanuku Mountains and their surrounding Rupununi savannahs. While the journey reveals some of the amazing beauty of the region it also records the testimonies of the people who live there. “We have a close link to the Kanuku Mountains. There are special spiritual beliefs that we all share. We look at the mountains as our mother because there, we can get almost anything we want,” claims Cedric Buckley the head master of the village of Schulinab.
The region is home to the Wapishana and the Macushi Amerindians who have watched over the mountains for many generations. Because of the biological importance of the Kanukus, many efforts have recently taken place, both by the local people and the government of Guyana, to ensure that this natural heritage can be well protected.