Conservation of Globally Significant Forest Ecosystems in Suriname’s Guayana Shield

Project Summary

The project would contribute to institutional learning in the conservation arena by operationalizing protected area management in 2 key globally important and representative sites, namely the Central Suriname Nature Reserve (CSNR), the single largest tropical forest reserve in the Guayana Shield, and the Sipaliwini Nature Reserve (SNR) in south Suriname. Additional assistance would build capacity at all levels to manage protected areas and their constituent biodiversity, build Suriname’s conservation constituency through targeted awareness and education drives, promote conservation-compatible livelihood alternatives, and create a long-term funding mechanism to ensure the financial sustainability of PA management and capacitate investment in the conservation sector. The participation of non-government and community groups in conservation activities will be secured to encourage collective decision-making and collaboration.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
661
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Project Approved
Country
Suriname
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
UNOPS
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:
1999

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,240,000 USD
Co-financing Total
8,819,478 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 18,059,478.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
07 May 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Feb 2000
Project closed
31 Dec 2007