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Country-Led Initiative on Financing for Sustainable Forest Management in support of the UN Forum on Forests 

8-12 September 2008 | Paramaribo, Suriname

 

Highlights for Wednesday, 10 September 2008



On Wednesday, 10 September 2008, participants of the Country-Led Initiative on Financing for Sustainable Forest Management took part in field trips showcasing some of Surinamešs natural diversity. Participants took part in one of three trips: hiking through the Brownsberg Nature Park; dolphin-spotting on the Commewijne River; and bird watching at the Cultuurtuin, Suriname's 90 hectare botanical garden and the Weg naar Zee mudflats.

Above photo: CLI Participants at the Brownsberg Nature Park.


 FIELD TRIPS:


BROWNSBERG NATURE PARK:

The Brownsberg Nature Park situated in the district of Brokopondo, about 130 km south of Paramaribo, was established in 1969. During the field trip participants visited the 500 meter high Mazaroni plateau overlooking the magnificent view of Brokopondo Lake as well as trekked to the Leo and Irene Falls. 

Above: Participants at the Mazaroni plateau.

View of Lake Brokopondo Leo and Irene Falls.  Participants taking the plunge at the falls.

Boat Trip at the Commewijne River:

The field trip offered a view of the beautiful scenery along the Commewijne River which include seeing the Tucuxi dolphins, colonial houses at Fort New Amsterdam as well as learned Surinamese way of life from encounters with people from the area.

 

Participants searching for dolphins. Tucuxi dolphins

Drying freshly caught shrimp. Colonial houses at Frederiksdorp.

BIRD WATCHING:

More than 400 species of birds have been spotted in the surroundings of Paramaribo. The tour started in the Cultuurtuin, Suriname's Botanical Gardens  accompanied by famous bird expert Otte Ortema. The group then proceeded to the mudflats at Weg naar Zee and saw migratory shore birds, Scarlet Ibeses and the elusive Rufous Crab Hawk. 
Pond at the Cultuurtuin R-L: Otte Ottema examining a raptor feather with Batoum Themotio, Cameroon. Luring birds with various bird call recordings.

Lesser Kiskadees Rufous Crab Hawk Scarlet Ibis 

 

Weg naar Zee mudflats L-R: Chris Stella, CLI guide, Otte Ottema, Stinasu and Batoum Themotio, Cameroon.

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