Central Suriname Nature Reserve
The Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises 1.6 million ha of primary tropical forest of west-central Suriname. It protects the upper watershed of the Coppename River and the headwaters of the Lucie, Oost, Zuid, Saramaccz, and Gran Rio rivers and covers a range of topography and ecosystems of notable conservation value due to its pristine state. Its montane and lowland forests contain a high diversity of plant life with more than 5,000 vascular plant species collected to date. The Reserve's animals are typical of the region and include the jaguar, giant armadillo, giant river otter, tapir, sloths, eight species of primates and 400 bird species such as harpy eagle, Guiana cock-of-the-rock, and scarlet macaw.
2017 Conservation Outlook
Current state and trend of VALUES
Overall PROTECTION and MANAGEMENT
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Description of values
Ecological processes and variety of ecosystems
High diversity of plant life, including endemic and threatened species
Presence of unique habitat of a flagship species
High diversity of terrestrial mammals, including threatened mammal species
In June 2017 the research field station at the Voltzberg was rebuilt with the necessary facilities to function as a field camp for tourists of researchers.
|№||Organization/ individuals||Project duration||Brief description of Active Projects|
|1||Conservation International||CIS is known for working with government of Suriname and local communities to create the 1.6 million hectare CSNR - including protected areas design and management planning through participatory stakeholder engagement - and the development and endowment of the Suriname Conservation Fund, a US$ 15 million fund established to -|
|2||Suriname Conservation Foundation||The purpose of the SCF is to support management, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Suriname. The largest grant projects have been approved to support management of the Reserve and to establish buffer zones to the west of the Reserve. An evaluation noted the lack of success of these projects. (UNDP, 2012)|
Ahumada, Jorge A.; Silva, Carlos E. F.; Gajapersad, Krisna; Hallam, Chris; Hurtado, Johanna; Martin, Emanuel; McWilliam, Alex; Mugerwa, Badru; O'Brien, Tim; Rovero, Francesco; Sheil, Douglas; Spironello, Wilson R.; Winarni, Nurul; Andelman, Sandy J. 2011. Community structure and diversity of tropical forest mammals: data from a global camera trap network, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 20112011-09-27 00:00:002703-27113661578. http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1578/2703
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ISESCO, 2012. Central Suriname Nature Reserve (Suriname). Islamic – World Science Net. http://www.icpsr.org.ma/?Page=showInstitute&InstituteID=CSN…
IUCN 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. . Downloaded on 23 October 2017
IUCN, 2000. World Heritage Nomination – IUCN Techniucal Evaluation: Central Suriname Nature Reserve ( Suriname)
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Meddens, Liset. 2011. Local Government and Global NGO in a struggle to protect the jungle: A case study of ‘Conservation International’ and the Central Suriname Nature Reserve. Masters Thesis. Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) http://www.enp.wur.nl/NR/rdonlyres/76E37461-F1BF-4D5E-8AE2-…
Ouboter P.E., 2015. Review of mercury pollution in Suriname. Academic Journal of Suriname 2015, 6, 531-543.
Pallen, Dean and Shanti Adhin, 2011. Final Evaluation of the Building Support to the Suriname Conservation Foundation Project. UNDP Suriname. http://erc.undp.org/evaluationadmin/manageevaluation/viewev…
Republic of Suriname, Intended Nationally Determined Contribution under UNFCCC, 30 September 2015
SBB; CELOS; CATIE; NZCS. 2017. State-of-the-art study: Best estimates for emission factors and carbon stocks for Suriname. SBB. Paramaribo, Suriname. http://sbbsur.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Technischrappo…
UNDP Suriname. 2012. Project Disclosure: Capacity Building Support to the Suriname Conservation Foundation. (2004-2010).. http://undpsuriname.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=a…
Vision for the CSNR, 2012. http://www.centraalsuriname.sr.org/vision.htm