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Suriname is such a beautifully diverse country, not only demographically and linguistically, but also in its range of ecosystems. For me, it's real appeal was outside the confines of the capital Paramaribo, where large areas of remarkably intact wilderness remain. From savannas to coastal reserves and some of the most pristine forest in the Amazon, Suriname has the potential to be a shining light in the quest for preservation of the world's remaining primary rainforests. The country has made promising steps to ensure protection for their forests, however continued mining within forest reserves, mangrove die-back due to nearby farming, and coastal rubbish problems suggest that there is still much work to be done.
Any assistance with species identifications (by leaving a comment on the relevant image) would be greatly appreciated!
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