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On Friday, March 22, 2019, Tropenbos Suriname launched its twinning project "Towards a Green and Livable Paramaribo" in the auditorium of the IGSR Staatsolie building. Trees and other urban green spaces can make an important contribution to a more liveable Paramaribo. Urban green spaces contribute, among other things, to a better microclimate, provision of fruits and herbs, recreation, a healthier environment, mitigation of flooding, and improving mental health. Nowadays there is insufficient appreciation for urban green spaces in our city. Concrete takes the upper hand and the environmental, social and economic benefits that urban green spaces can offer remain unused.
On 25 January 2019 there was a Tropenbos International (TBI) network meeting in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The network is constituted of six countries, namely Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Suriname, and Viet Nam, and the Wageningen office in the Netherlands as the coordinator. The chair of Tropenbos Suriname, Ir. D. Hindori, signed the Network Agreement with the chair of Tropenbos International, Dr. C. Hooymans. Both parties are determined to contribute to improved governance and management of forested landscapes in the tropics for the benefit of biodiversity and sustainable development.
In 2016, Tropenbos Suriname organized a seminar on participatory approaches to land use planning in regions with Indigenous and Tribal communities, where the Natural Capital approach was introduced to stakeholders and preliminary results from the research project of Sara Ramírez and activities in collaboration with Tropenbos Suriname were presented. This included the Participatory Three Dimensional Mapping (P3DM) exercises done in the Upper Suriname River area. For this seminar, Vanessa Benn from Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conversation and Development was also invited to present the experiences in Guyana on this subject. During her stay in Suriname, Tropenbos Suriname organized a field visit to Pikinslee to show some of the work done there.
By enhancing sustainable use of tropical forests and trees, Tropenbos Suriname contributes to the improvement of livelihoods of people depending on forests and trees.