National Forest Monitoring system

Suriname is the greenest country on earth. According to SBB measurements in 2013 Suriname is still the world's number 1 in forest coverage per capita, with 28 ha. of forest per person.

Although Suriname is one of the eight countries on earth that can call itself a High Forest Low Deforestation Country (HFLD), it has its own challenges with regard to deforestation. This map shows the deforestation in recent years for logging, small-scale mining, agriculture, infrastructure or community purposes.

 

Tools

Since December 2016 the SBB launched Gonini, a geoportal with Suriname's forests.