Today, NAREI benefited from a presentation on the wondrous ecosystem of the Rupununi by the World Wildlife Fund. The presentation done by Mr. Damian Fernandes and Ms. Aisha Williams highlighted the Rupununi’s susceptibility to flooding, a natural phenomenon that contributes to the biodiversity of that area. The Rupununi is also home to a large Indigenous population, who needs to benefit from socioeconomic development, with agriculture being a way of life and income generator. Therefore, policy makers are tasked to allocate much needed resources for improving livelihoods. It was recommended that development should take an integrated approach designed specifically for the Rupununi. Simply put development approach for the coastland cannot be duplicated in the Rupununi owing to its ecology.