Deal #4612

Location #1

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Country
Location
Guyana

Target country
Guyana

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 627072
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 274053
Comment on land area
According to government announcements, Bai Shan Lin has legal access to a total of 627072 hectares, of which 344849 are State Forest Exloratory Permits (SFEP), 8170 are State Forest Permissions (SFP) and 274053 are Timber Sales Agreements (TSA). Both SFEPs and SFPs are short term agreements without the permission for commercial logging activities.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre), Forest logging / management (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
TSA 01/2007 granted to the joint venture with Puruni Wood Products Inc. TSA 04/2009 granted to the joint venture with Kwebanna Wood Products Inc. TSA 01/2011 granted to joint venture with Haimorakabra Logging Company Inc. Additionally, there are 2 SFPs and 2 SFEPs granted to Bai Shan Lin, and 1 SFEP granted to the joint venture with Sherwood Forest Inc.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2011] In operation (production)

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Bai Shan Lin has joint ventures with Sherwood Forest Inc., Kwebanna Wood Products Inc., Puruni Wood Products Inc., Haimorakabra Logging Company Inc.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2014-09-11
Comment on data source
Letter by the Guyana Forestry Commission listing the agreements with Bai Shan Lin

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-08-18
Comment on data source
Information on the size of the areas under the different contract forms (SFP, SFEP, TSA)

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-03-09
Comment on data source
Collection of media reports about Bai Shan Lin, many of which are critical

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-08-18
Comment on data source
Article claiming a larger size under contract by Bai Shan Lin than officially recognized.

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
Media reports claim that the area exploited by Bai Shan Lin is significantly greater than officially recognized and criticize that unprocessed logs are being exported, i.e. processing is not undertaken in Guyana.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Private (large-scale farm)
Comment on former land owner
Partly, the concessions were taken over from former large-sale concession holders.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100
Country 1
China

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
No

Overall comment

Overall comment
Bai Shan Lin holds several TSAs (274053 ha), SFPs (8170 ha) and SFEPs (344849 ha) in Guyana. The company has entered several joint ventures; there are no sources that accredit specific areas to the respective joint venture.

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