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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 of Guyana through community-based conservation, environmental education and research.


About Us

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 2023 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, research into undiscovered mammals, and Hoary-throated Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird research and conservation.

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Recent News


Launching of New Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rupununi Book

A new field guide on the amphibians and reptiles of the Rupununi has been released by SRCS


SRCS Win 2023 Parker Gentry Award

SRCS have been awarded the prestigious 2023 Parker Gentry Award. The Parker/Gentry Award honors an outstanding individual, team, or organization in the field of environmental conservation whose efforts have had a significant impact on preserving the world's natural heritage and whose approach can serve as a model to others. 


SRCS Lead Research to Identify Unknown Species of Rabbit in the Rupununi

With support from the Field Museum, SRCS are collaborating with Karaudarnau Village to genetically identify a currently unknown species of rabbit found in the farmlands of Karaudarnau, Guyana

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