PROTECT
OUR
MANGROVES

Mangrove covers only 0.5% of Suriname's land surface but plays an enormous role in the existence of the country's benefit.

THE IMPORTANCE OF MANGROVES   ECO-SYSTEM FOR SURINAME

safety

Protection of not only the coast, but our entire country's precious land from erosion caused by the sea 

supply of food

Every meter of land that is lost due to erosion means less food production in the
agricultural sector

climate mitigation

All trees, including mangroves are vital in the fight against the ever growing CO2 emissions

land reclamation

With the mangroves, we can take back and even increase the economical and cultural land we lost due to erosion

MANGROVES AND COASTAL CHALLENGES

Professor S. Naipal explains the why Mangroves are essential for the coastal areas in Suriname and what initiatives have been taken so far to rehabilitate the mangroves at Weg Naar Zee in Paramaribo

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THE NATIONAL MANGROVE STRATEGY SURINAME

(NMS)

MANGROVE FORUM SURINAME
(MAFOSUR)

 
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ABOUT US

MAFOSUR aims to promote, sustainably manage, protect, conserve, rehabilitate and expand the mangrove areas and the mangrove ecosystem. We encourage the sustainable use of the services and goods produced by the mangrove ecosystem.

WHAT WE DO

Mangrove Forum Suriname, MAFOSUR, is an NGO which focusses on the conservation and expansion of the Mangrove ecosystem.

2K

Mangrove Threes Planted

200

Volunteers

6

Conservation Programs

1

Suriname for Us to Protect

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The work we do is largely dependant on the help and commitment of individuals that support the mission.

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