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The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forests. These unique coastal ecosystems linking land and sea, play a vital role in helping to keep our planet healthy. Mangroves once sheltered three-quarters of tropical and subtropical shorelines. Today, only half remain.

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To inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

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Human trafficking is a pervasive issue within Suriname's culture.1 Young girls and women are being exploited in the prostitution industry.2 In remote mining camps, prostitution rings are common and, with a very limited government presence in those regions, it is very difficult to monitor the sex trafficking.3 Additionally, migrant workers on fishing boats are extremely vulnerable to forced labor.4 The government has not met any international standards on the elimination of human trafficking and the country is currently on the Tier 2 Watch List of countries involved in trafficking.5

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1 http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2014/226824.htm
2-5 Ibid
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Suriname News

Upstream Online 
“The blocks were awarded to the consortium and Statoil as a result of Staatsolie's 'Open Door Policy Offshore Suriname'. Parties expect to sign the PSC's no later than the second week of July 2017,” Staatsolie said in a brief statement. Block 59 is a ... See more..
NumisMaster.com 
It's funny. Some little countries, no one seems to go there, but the coins are easily available or they were. Surinam, or Suriname, I've always had some in stock, or at least I've had the coins pass through my hands. They are less common than ... See more..
Curacao Chronicle 
fly_all_ways WILLEMSTAD, PARAMARIBO - In order to promote tourist flow from the Caribbean and, in particular, Curaçao, to Suriname and make the South American country more accessible, Fly Allways begins on Sunday with a scheduled service between ... See more..
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HuffPost 
Recent street protests in Suriname haven't made many international headlines. Only newspapers in neighbouring Guyana and in the Netherlands, the colonial metropole, have covered the marches in which thousands of people have taken to the streets in ... See more..
Business News Americas (subscription) 
Authorities in Suriname are expected to sign production sharing contracts (PSCs) for offshore acreage in the coming weeks. In an update, state ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every ... See more..
DVIDS (press release) 
Four women from the Suriname military met with Soldiers and Airmen throughout eastern South Dakota to understand the support services and programs provided to SDNG members and the types of opportunities for females to serve. The exchange was ... See more..
Curacao Chronicle 
FlyAllways-2L WILLEMSTAD - Fly Allways inaugurated its flights to and from Suriname and Curaçao. At the arrival of the first flight, the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Steven Martina welcomed the executives of the airline. Also, the Chief ... See more..
Mining Journal (subscription) 
The company has preliminary engineering and permitting studies underway and expects to complete the initial resource estimate in the third quarter. Saramacca falls within the company's joint venture area with the Suriname government. Rosebel produced ... See more..
Curacao Chronicle 
The airline has also applied to the civil aviation authorities in Suriname to fill the void left by the demise of Insel Air. There is excellent passenger traffic between Suriname and the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) islands. This will also bring ... See more..
Stabroek News 
The Jamaica Customs Agency is reporting a seizure of more than 165 pounds of cocaine in containers from Guyana and Suriname. The Jamaica Observer ... See more..
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Geography

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Area

Total 163,820 sq km
Land 156,000 sq km
Water 7,820 sq km

Climate

tropical; moderated by trade winds
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation as timber is cut for export; pollution of inland waterways by small-scale mining activities

Demographics

Nationality
Surinamese
Population
566,846 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The economy is dominated by the mining industry, with exports of alumina, gold, and oil accounting for about 85% of exports and 25% of government revenues, making the economy highly vulnerable to mineral price volatility. Economic growth, which reached about 7% in 2008, owing to sizeable foreign investment in mining and oil, slowed to 2.2% in 2009 as investment waned and the country earned less from its commodity exports when global prices for most commodities fell. Trade picked up, boosting Suriname's economic growth about 4% per year in 2010-12, but the government's budget remained strained. Inflation rose from 1.3% in ...See More 2009 to 17.7% in 2011. In January 2011, the government devalued the currency by 20% and raised taxes to reduce the budget deficit. As a result of these measures, inflation receded to 6% in 2012. Suriname''s economic prospects for the medium term will depend on continued commitment to responsible monetary and fiscal policies and to the introduction of structural reforms to liberalize markets and promote competition. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$6.874 billion (2012 est.); $6.58 billion (2011 est.); $6.285 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products
Industries

bauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing