The Green Heritage Fund Suriname was established in October 2005 and is a non-profit. In the establishment of the Foundation we were inspired by Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Prize Winner from Kenya, who has had a special focus on involving local people in her environmental work. The Foundation was established because we were of the opinion that the image of Lucia (Bradypus tridactylus) could not be used
commercially, and that we could only do so through a non-profit charity that would reinvest all earnings
in programmes that would help improve the fate of animals. Thus, the Foundation's first programme is the Xenarthra Programme. The second and perhaps more well known initiative of the Foundation is the Dolphin Programme. In 2005 a group of friends began to make regular trips in the Suriname River Estuary stopping at the beach of Braamspunt. Over time these outings developed into a regular research and monitoring activity. They also helped to encourage dolphin tourism which yields benefits for the local community.
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