Conservation International recognizes Surama elder (and Parliamentary Minister) Sydney Allicock as a “Conservation Champion Who Rocked Our World” in 2013.
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. Every year, a handful of heroes making real differences in the pursuit of sustainability are recognized by CI for their unique and extraordinary contributions. It is a real honor that our long time friend and partner Sydney Allicock is named this year as part of this prestigious group.Sydney Allicock from Guyana:. Indigenous leader, member of parliament, ecotourism pioneer, charismatic storyteller — these are just a few words to describe how this conservation champion has conserved his people’s traditional ways of life, protected their forests and biodiversity, and thus improved his people’s livelihoods