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Conservation International – Suriname Statement on Suriname Government Creating Environmental Framework for Conservation

March 30, 2020

Arlington, Va. (March 30, 2020) – Conservation International – Suriname released the following statement applauding Suriname for passing an environmental framework law and creating a regulatory framework for environmental conservation:

“With this bipartisan legislation, Suriname’s government is sending a clear signal to its people and the world that it is serious about its environmental commitments. As the first comprehensive environmental law in our history, this legislation provides blank slate to redefine how conservation works in Suriname. It creates opportunities for organizations like Conservation International to open up the full suite of our knowledge, and for the international community to step up and help us maintain 93% of our forest cover. We look forward to working with the government on implementing this legislation, and we are excited to demonstrate how people and nature can prosper, together.” -- John Goedschalk, executive director, Conservation International – Suriname.

About Conservation International

Conservation International works to protect the critical benefits that nature provides to people. Through science, partnerships and fieldwork, Conservation International is driving innovation and investments in nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, supporting protections for critical habitats, and fostering economic development that is grounded in the conservation of nature.  We work in 30 countries around the world, empowering societies at all levels to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet. Follow Conservation International's work on Conservation NewsFacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube.