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Iwokrama Friends – USA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development

Our Mission

The Mission of Iwokrama Friends USA is to provide financial support and recognition for the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development in Guyana, South America through developing partnerships and fundraising campaigns.

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What We Do

Iwokrama Friends USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2004 in the USA to help protect the Iwokrama rainforest. We partner with individuals, foundations, and businesses to help support the Iwokrama International Centre in Guyana, South America – one of the four remaining intact rain forests in the world. We represent the work of the Iwokrama International Center to potential supporters in the USA and elsewhere. As a volunteer-led nonprofit, we keep our expenses low and send all donations directly to Iwokrama operations in Guyana. 

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Become A Friend of The Iwokrama

Please join us in protecting one of the last remaining rainforests in the world.

Leadership & Credentials

A distinguished Board of Directors leads Iwokrama Friends USA.

Board of Directors:


Richard Olver, President

New York, USA


David Casssells, Director

Queensland, Australia


Karl Kranz, Director

Maryland, USA


Sally Conyne, Director

Pennsylvania, USA


Kama Bawa, Director

Massachusetts, USA



The Board is assisted by:

Anne Dimock, Fundraising Consultant

New York, USA


We are a proud member of NYCON – New York Council of Nonprofits.


Our GuideStar Profile can be found here.


Iwokrama Friends USA is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. U.S. donations made to Iwokrama Friends are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 30-0290642

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Our Partners and Supporters



In order to keep our expenses extremely low, we partner with to provide our fundraising infrastructure and process our donations. 100% of donations come to Iwokrama Friends-USA and are sent on to Iwokrama operations in Guyana.



We are grateful to the following businesses and individuals who support our mission to protect the rainforest and our climate by sponsoring one or more hectares this year.

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