Preparation of the project proposal for a survey on possible mercury contamination of water, soil sediments and aquatic life (especially contamination of fish) in the Saramacca river nearby Pikin Saron because of mining activities (gold mining activities)- TRI/01/10
Preparation of the project proposal for a survey on possible mercury contamination of water, soil sediments and aquatic life (especially contamination of fish) in the Saramacca river nearby Pikin Saron because of mining activities (gold mining activities)- TRI/01/10
The planning grant will be used to prepare a project proposal aimed at the preservation and the sustainable utilisation of biodiversity in the river basin of the Saramacca River near the village of Pikin Saron in the district of Para, Suriname. The villagers are concerned about the threat to the aquatic biodiversity as a result of possible water pollution due to gold-mining activities. It is known that in the upper course of the Saramacca River gold-mining activities are carried out at which a lot of mercury (Hg) is being used. As the local community of Pikin Saron depends on the river fishery, their most important means of existence is seriously threatened.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Women's Organisation Pikin Saron / Nationale Vrouwenbeweging
Country:
Suriname
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 2,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,000.00
Project Number:
TRI/01/10
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
The local community participants comprise both amerindian and maroon indigenous people.
Notable Community Participation
The villagers of Pikin Saron are actively involved in all stages of the pre-project activities.

Grantee Contact

Stella Kaoeroeme, Chairwoman
 

Address

Pikin Saron
Pikin Saron , Suriname ,

SGP Country office contact

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

Address

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