The South Rupununi Conservation Society
Since 2002, the South Rupununi Conservation Society (SRCS) has aimed to preserve the wildlife, environment and culture of the Rupununi through community-based conservation, environmental education and research.
We are farmers, hunters, school children, business people, tour operators, teachers, tour guides and more. We are the women, men and children who call the Rupununi our home.
Over the years, we have seen a decline in the number of animals and plants of the Rupununi region as well as continued degradation of the natural environment. Through education, research and conservation we are dedicated to sustaining and protecting the wildlife of our home.
In 2022 we are focused on environmental education, Red Siskin research and conservation, Giant Anteater research and conservation, Yellow Spotted River Turtle research, monitoring the impact of fire on wildlife, preservation of Traditional Knowledge and Hoary-throated Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird research and conservation.
Launching of New Mammals of the Rupununi Book
A new field guide on the mammals of the Rupununi has been released by SRCS
200 Turtles Released at Sand Creek Turtle Festival
Following the rescue of turtle eggs due to an unseasonal early rainfall, Sand Creek Village released the hatchlings at their first ever Turtle Festival in collaboration with SRCS
SRCS Lead Research Expedition to Survey the Hoary-throated Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird
The first ever population estimate and habitat assessment of the Hoary-throated Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird was completed by SRCS