Foundation for Nature Conservation in Suriname

Upper Coesewijne

Upper Coesewijne nature reserve has a size of 270 square kilometers and is known for its brown sand savanna (Coesewijne type), savannas of the Zanderij type and dry white sand savannas (Casipora type).

The presence of these savannas was the direct reason for the establishment of the Upper Coesewijne nature reserve in 1986. The Coesewijne River is a good source of fish that attracts alligators and otters. Also fishing birds such as the osprey and kingfishers can be spotted here. Even manatees (Trichechus manatus) can be seen sometimes in the river.