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Together with our partners, doners and other key stakeholders, we work to achieve the biggest impact in areas that are most vulnerable. Here is a selection of successfully conducted long-term projects which are all aimed at protecting our natural environment. 



Sustainable Forest Livelihoods for Communities in Guyana and Suriname

The 'Sustainable Forest Livelihoods (SFL) for Communities in Guyana and Suriname' project aims to maintain healthy forests and natural resources in these ecologically rich countries. To achieve this, the project will contribute to strengthening institutional governance capacity (specifically in Suriname) and local community capacity development on forest resources and enhance sustainable nature and forest-based livelihoods for communities.


The Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS)

The Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) program that WWF-Guianas has coordinated, envisioned nature conservation as closely partnering with other NGO’s and local and Indigenous communities. This strategy has bolstered civil society in Suriname and Guyana and built capacity in communities between 2015 and 2020. In partnership with WWF and IUCN in the Netherlands and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SRJS program has helped to raise conservation to a new level. The SRJS program has seen some remarkable results and fostered strong relations which will benefit civil society in Suriname and Guyana for years to come.


Marine Spatial Planning

This four-year project, conducted under the theme “Promoting Integrated and Participatory Ocean Governance in Guyana and Suriname: the Eastern Gate to the Caribbean”is funded by the EU and covers the coastal and marine areas of Suriname and Guyana. The project is implemented through a partnership between WWF Guianas, Green Heritage Fund Suriname (GHFS), Guyana’s Protected Areas Commission (PAC) and the Nature Conservation Division (NCD) of the Suriname Forest Service (‘s Lands Bosbeheer). The project aims to significantly enhance the governance and protection of marine and coastal resources of Guyana and Suriname through collaborative processes with all ocean stakeholders, improved knowledge of the coastal and marine environment, enhanced capacity of key stakeholders and informed marine spatial management. 


Community Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

The systematic monitoring and documenting of natural resources strengthen a community’s capacity to safeguard their land and the resources therein. By taking a community participatory-based approach to conservation, we can secure numerous benefits not only for ou r environment but also for the people who depend on the services provided by nature. Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) at the community level is an essential aspect of the REDD+ programme that communities must adopt so to develop their own sense of responsibility for their resources. WWF will continue to work towards leaders and members of communities gaining a firm understanding of how technology can be used to s ave our environment.