Green Heritage Fund Suriname Dolphin Project

Geertruidastr. 24 Paramaribo, Suriname, South America

Region Active

South America

NGO

Activity

Marine conservation, Cetaceans, Dolphins, Turtles, Marine pollution, Protection of coastline, Conservation of the coast and oceans

Description

The Green Heritage Fund Suriname works for the protection of the wild dolphin population through establishment and maintenance of a sound community monitoring program that contributes to decision-making regarding the estuary of the Suriname River. Working on the conservation of dolphins in the estuary inspired GHFS to expand its conservation efforts to include the marine environment in its entirety. This shift in focus inspired the organization to work towards sustainable use and management of the marine environment, which ultimately motivated the GHFS initiate or promote the use of marine spatial planning in Suriname. Addressing marine litter is also an important focus of the organization.