FIELD REPORT-DECEMBER 1999
TRIP TO CEIBA BIOLOGICAL CENTER.

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LOCATION: Soesdyke-Linden Highway, Region 4
DATE: December 30, 1999
DURATION: 08:00 to 13:00 hours
WEATHER: Fair
NO. OF PERSONS PRESENT: Thirteen (13)
WAY OF TRANSPORT: Road

INTRODUCTION

CEIBA Biological Center is a research, educational and conservation organization in Guyana, South America. In the county of Demerara it encompasses about 8 hectares (20 acres) of land elevated 15 meters above sea level. The ecosystem has been exploited just over 100 years for lumber, charcoal and shifting agriculture primarily pineapple (Ananas comosus) production. However, although the small lease lots are zoned for agricultural use, the nutrient poor, fast draining sands render the area unsuitable for agricultural activities especially on such minuscule plots.

The travelling distance from Central Georgetown to Ceiba Biological Centre is 42 km (26 miles).

 

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