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Yupukari

The village of Yupukari is a conservation hotspot. Here the locals have protected the rainforest adjacent to the Rupununi River and partnered with researchers, scientists and conservation groups to build upon their knowledge and capacity for conservation work. The Wapishana and Makushi Indigenous Peoples have taken on the responsibility of overseeing village concerns, development and conservation work. It is a great example of community-led conservation. Set near the near the Kanuku Mountain Range and within the Rupununi-Ireng ecological corridor that links the Amazon and Essequibo Rivers, this is one of the most biodiverse regions of Guyana and is home to over 70% of the mammal population and 53% of avian species of the entire country. This means, that chances of spotting some of the most fascinating wildlife are extremely high here. The village is a base for Caiman House Field Station, a conservation centre for the black caimans and the yellow-spotted river turtles. Caiman House also doubles up as accommodation for travellers, who can experience Yupukari and the surrounding areas with local guides.

Getting To And Around

Corriverton has ample connectivity with Georgetown via different modes of transportation that are easy to book.

Air

The closest airport to Corriverton is in Georgetown - Cheddi Jagan International Airport which connects the country to the rest of the world, and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport (formerly known as Ogle) which facilitates travel to Barbados, Suriname and other domestic locations such as Lethem. There are smaller airstrips located throughout the region, however you need special permission from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to charter a flight.

Road

This is the most popular mode for visiting Corriverton. Plenty of mini buses and taxis connect Georgetown to Corriverton. Many travellers opt to rent a vehicle to explore the landscape at their own leisurely pace. You get a chance to wend along the coastal road and stop at bustling village squares on the way. Keep in mind that you have to cross over the Berbice Bridge. You can view their daily retraction schedule here.

River

A few ferries ply between other coastal and riverside destinations and the Berbice region. New Amsterdam and Suriname are the major points of connections.

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