Protected areas of Suriname

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Protected area highlights for Suriname (January 31, 2008):

 

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

Total Area of nationally recognized protected areas (% of Suriname's Territorial Area)

15

22,780

13.2%

- Terrestrial (% of Costa Rica's Terrestrial Territorial Area)

15

20,718

12.6%

- Marine and Littoral Protected Area

7

2,061

 

Note that some protected areas include both terrestrial area and marine area

 

 

 

Nationally recognized protected areas greater than 1,000 km2

4

 

 

Nationally recognized protected areas greater than 10,000 km2

1

 

 

Wetlands of International importance (Ramsar Sites)

1

120

 

Areas internationally recognized as significant are:

  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve - Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention)
  • Coppenamemonding - World Heritage Site

The latest World Database on Protected Areas reports 23 nationally recognized protected areas in Suriname (8 more than in the summary above): 

Site NameIUCN
Designation
Marine or
Terrestrial
Total
Area
(hectares)
Total
Marine
Area
(hectares)
Bigi Pan Multiple Use Management Area Both68,32089,048
Boven-Coesewijne Nature ReserveIVTerrestrial27,000 
Brinck-heuvel Nature ReserveIVTerrestrial6,000 
Brownsberg Nature ParkIITerrestrial8,400 
Central Suriname Nature ReserveIITerrestrial1,600,000 
Copi Nature ReserveIVTerrestrial28,000 
Coppename Monding Nature ReserveIVBoth12,00023,135
Eilerts de Haan Nature Reserve Terrestrial245,000 
Galibi Nature ReserveIVBoth4,0002,114
Hertenrits Nature ReserveIVBoth100 
Kaboeri Kreek Nature Reserve Terrestrial68,000 
Mac Clemen Forest Reserve Terrestrial6,000 
Nani Nature Reserve Terrestrial54,000 
Noord Coronie Multiple Use Management AreaVIBoth 35,228
Noord Saramacca Multiple Use Management AreaVIBoth15,00066,950
North Commewijne - Marowijne Multiple Use Management Area Both 138,362
Peruvia Nature ReserveIVTerrestrial31,000 
Raleighvallen-Volzberg Nature Reserve Terrestrial54,600 
Sipaliwini Nature ReserveIVTerrestrial100,000 
Snake Creek Forest Reserve Terrestrial4,000 
Tafelberg Nature Reserve Terrestrial140,800 
Wane Kreek Nature ReserveIVTerrestrial45,400 
Wia-Wia Nature ReserveIVBoth36,00015,463

 

caption Map of Suriname. Source: The CIA World Factbook

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Further Reading:

  1. World Resources Institute (accessed May 26, 2009)
  2. World Database on Protected Areas (accessed May 26, 2009)

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Citation

(2009). Protected areas of Suriname. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/155414

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