Country Profiles

Suriname - Country Profile

The national targets (or equivalent) presented in this database are taken from the NBSAPs received since COP-10, fifth national reports or from documents submitted separately. The mapping of national targets to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by the Party concerned is indicated in the last column “Related Aichi Target(s)”. All Parties are encouraged to undertake this mapping exercise and to submit this information to SCBD for incorporation in this database.

Reference Target Related Strategic Goals/Aichi Targets
Objective 1 Conservation of biodiversity
Sub-objective 1.1 Adjusted national laws and rules for the conservation of biodiversity inside and outside protected areas.
Sub-objective 1.2 Preserving the biodiversity of Suriname in an adequate and effective national system of protected areas and in areas beyond this system.
Sub-objective 1.3 Rational designation and use of land, taking into account biodiversity conservation and the impact of disasters.
Sub-objective 1.4 Responsible mining with minimisation of damage to the environment and biodiversity and environmental restoration.
Sub-objective 1.5 Spread of dangerous objects, substances or organisms in natural ecosystems limited and under control.
Objective 2 Sustainable use of biodiversity
Sub-objective 2.1 Sustainable fisheries in the marine, estuary and inland waterways.
Sub-objective 2.2 Sustainable forestry – both logging and harvest of plant non-timber forest products (NTFP) – and forest restoration
Sub-objective 2.3 Sustainable use of wildlife (terrestrial)
Sub-objective 2.4 Responsible tourism, particularly nature and ecotourism
Sub-objective 2.5 Responsible agriculture, causing less environmental damage
Sub-objective 2.6 Responsible application of biotechnology
Sub-objective 2.7 Ecosystems valued for the services they supply
Objective 3 Regulated access to genetic material and associated traditional knowledge, with fair and equitable sharing of benefits
Sub-objective 3.1 Regulated access to genetic material in the territories of Indigenous and Maroons, with fair and equitable sharing of derived benefits
Sub-objective 3.2 Regulated access to genetic material in other areas, with fair and equitable sharing of derived benefits
Sub-objective 3.3 Regulated access to traditional knowledge, with fair and equitable sharing of derived benefits
Objective 4 Knowledge acquisition through research and monitoring
Sub-objective 4.1 Knowledge acquired through biodiversity research (traditional knowledge, and knowledge of basic biology and use)
Sub-objective 4.2 Knowledge of trends in biodiversity and of natural processes and human activities that have an impact thereon.
Sub-objective 4.3 Accessible national databases about biodiversity with the results of research and monitoring
Objective 5 Capacity building
Sub-objective 5.1 Generic capacity developed
Sub-objective 5.2 Relevant ministries and associated institutes strengthened
Sub-objective 5.3 Socially responsible entrepreneurship by companies, with due observance of green/sustainability principles.
Sub-objective 5.4 Local civil society organizations and communities capable of fulfilling their role in relation to biodiversity.
Objective 6 Increasing awareness and empowerment through education and communication
Sub-objective 6.1 National awareness increased through communication campaign
Sub-objective 6.2 Raise awareness among local communities through education.
Sub-objective 6.3 Raise awareness within the agricultural and fisheries sector.
Objective 7 Cooperation at local and international level
Sub-objective 7.1 Local cooperation and participation communities
Sub-objective 7.2 International cooperation
Objective 8 Adequate financing
Sub-objective 8.1 Continuous financing by the Government of Suriname (OvS), by means of targeted budgeting and subsidies.
Sub-objective 8.2 Project-based and programme financing by means of bilateral and multilateral agreements and donor funds
Sub-objective 8.3 Sustainable international financing