Feasibility Study for the Sustainable Exploitation of the Spectacled Caiman at the Cusewijne River by the people of Bigi Poika (TRI/98/G52/2101/004)
Feasibility Study for the Sustainable Exploitation of the Spectacled Caiman at the Cusewijne River by the people of Bigi Poika (TRI/98/G52/2101/004)
The spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) population in the Cusewijne River and other locations in Suriname is under threat from intensive hunting pressure in response to the market demand for their skin and meat. A management programme is proposed that addresses sustainable harvesting practices in which local communities can participate in the regulatory aspects, and also benefit economically. To this end, a survey to determine the current status of the population will be implemented by the local community of Bigi Poika. The objectives of the 5-month survey are to:
a) determine the ecological feasibility of sustained exploitation of the spectacled caiman;
b) determine the economic feasibility of sustained exploitation of the spectacled caiman; and
c) train local community members in preparation for a community-based project on sustainable exploitation of the spectacled caiman.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Stichting Kamaraware
Country:
Suriname
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 4,300.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,600.00
Project Number:
TRI/98/G52/2101/004
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
The community of Bigi Poika is amerindian and is therefore part of the indigenous peoples population of Suriname
Notable Community Participation
The local community organisation will contract the scientific exppertise to implement the survey and community members will participate and obtain hands-on training in sustainable exploitation and population monitoring.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

Bigi Poika
Para ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Eric Wijngaarde
Phone:
597-420030 ext. 238
Email:

Address

UNDP Sub-office Paramaribo, Gongrijpstraat 25
Paramaribo, Latin America