Foundation for Nature Conservation in Suriname

Central Suriname Nature Reserve

The Central Suriname Nature Reserve (CSNR) was established in 1998 through a merger of three existing nature reserves, known as the Raleigh Falls, Table Mountain and Eilerts de Haan Mountain.

CSNR is the largest nature reserve, covering an area of 16,000 km². This area is  placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 2 December 2000. The park is known for its many rapids (sula’s) and numerous species of birds of which the Cock of the Rock (Rupicola Rupicola) is a famous one. The Raleigh Falls area is one of the places that STINASU opened to exploit nature tourism, so that many people get chance to get acquainted with the beautiful nature. Also, many scientists are interested in doing research in the reserve. Previously the Table Mountain was also used for tourism. Only in the Eilerts de Haan Mountain no economic activities have taken place yet.