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Paramaribo, 31 May 2014

Celebrating World Oceans Day with Argentinian Embassy

Paramaribo – On Sunday, June 8th, Green Heritage Fund Suriname again celebrates World Ocean Day with a movie. This year, in collaboration with the Argentinian Embassy in Suriname and the GEF Small Grants Programme the Argentinian movie "Gigantes de Valdes' will be shown. Through this film, the foundation wants to make people sensitive to protecting the ocean and life in it. As this year the International Whaling Commission meets in September, there is also some extra attention for whales with an 18 m inflatable whale which will travel through the country. Read more...

Paramaribo, 10 March 2014

SELF-DEFENDING GIANT ANTEATER KILLS MAN

Paramaribo – Green Heritage Fund Suriname (GHFS) was saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident in which a man is alleged to have been killed by a giant anteater on Saturday afternoon. While GHFS extends its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased man, it also wishes to state that Giant anteaters do not attack people without provocation. Giant anteaters are toothless mammals, that use their claws to harvest their food found in termite mounds, and other rotting forest debris. In rare cases giant anteaters will use these claws to defend themselves. Only two other cases are known globally in which giant anteaters have killed humans. Read more...

Paramaribo, 2 February 2014 

4th SLOTH AWARD TO VETERINARIAN AUDREY STEENLAND-SMIT

 

Paramaribo – Green Heritage Fund Suriname (GHFS) has awarded the Sloth Award for the fourth time. The Award was given for the first time in 2010 to Hester Jonkhout for her contribution to the short documentary film "I love Loesje", and in 2011 to Dr. Leontine Issa-Bansse for her voluntary work for ill or wounded sloths and anteaters. The Sloth Award 2012 went to game warden Rabin Nekrui for his hard work during the sloth rescue in 2012. The Award was given at a volunteer day at Colakreek, where the foundation yet this year will open its Xenarthra (sloths, anteaters and armadillos) rehabilitation centre. Read more...

 

Paramaribo, 13 August 2013 

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SKAN Fund supports Tourism Project in Kalebaskreek 

Paramaribo – The Skanfonds financed a short tourism project in Kalebaskreek carried out by Green Heritage Fund Suriname (GHFS) in the first half year of  2013. The project comprised of an inventory of the knowledge of and interest in tourism of the inhabitants of Kalebaskreek, followed by a training in tourism skills, including basic hospitality skills and cooking lessons. At the end of the project the 19 participants were able to put together a 1 and 2 day tour, paying attention to all needs of the tourist. Read more...Skanfonds supports tourism project in Kalebaskreek

Paramaribo, 4 June 2013

 Mini Film Festival about the Oceans from 7-9 June 

Paramaribo – In the weekend of 7 to 9 June a mini film festival will be held around World Oceans Day on the 8thof June and the celebration of the birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau on the 11th of June having as theme the Ocean. For this purpose Green Heritage Fund Suriname (GHFS) and TBL Cinemas work together with WWF Guianas and the French Embassy, and have the cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (LVV) and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP). The protection of the ocean remains an important theme of the GHFS considering the crucial role the oceans play in sustaining life on earth. Read more...

 

Paramaribo, 12 March 2013

Regional workshop on Marine Mammals in Suriname

Paramaribo, from 18 through 20 March the Green Heritage Fund Suriname hosted a regional workshop on Marine Mammals in the Torarica Banquet Hall. Various international organizations and scientists from the region will gather to discuss the Marine Mammal Conservation Corridor for Northern South America. Read more...