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All activities of the foundation are aimed at impro- ving the awareness and the understanding of the general public regarding environmental issues. They are in general aimed at promoting sustainable development and the conservation and wise use of nature and natural resources in Suriname.

The mission of this programme is:


To establish and maintain a sound education and information programme for different target groups of the general public regarding nature conservation and environmental issues 


The general goal of this programme is:

To create a more informed citizenry through education (formal and informal training) and information with regard to the values of nature conservation by institutionalizing a nature conservation ethic. 

specific goals:

● Provide guest lessons/ lectures at schools and institutes on all levels and involve the citizenry in practicing science to proect the environment.

● Promote and facilitate the formal training and education of volunteers.

● Provide training for volunteers.

● Engage in cooperation with national and interna- tional actors to provide education.

● Publish newsworthy facts pertaining to the GHFS through the media and the GHFS newsletter.

● Organize public information meetings on environmental issues.

● Promote the exchange of knowledge between volunteers and important national and international actors in the field of conservation.