Suriname

Suriname

Over 90% of Suriname’s land area is covered by forests, nearly all of which are primary forests. Deforestation rates are low and between 1990 and 2015 there was little change in forest cover (FAO, 2015).

A lack of media and NGO attention suggests that illegal logging is not a major problem in Suriname. The country is a member of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) and has participated in discussions over strategies to curb illegal logging in the Amazon (IISD, 2012).