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Nature Conservation Division (NCD), Suriname

The Nature Conservation Division (NCD), part of the State Forest Management Service, is responsible for the management of Wildlife and Protected Areas nationwide. The NCD is responsible for the control and supervision in respect of Wildlife and Protected Areas. In addition, NCD provides information and education on the importance of the forests and biodiversity with a special focus on school children. Priorities for NCD are research into wildlife populations as well as captive breeding, in addition to the installation of the Nature Protection Commission and the revision of the Game Act and Nature Protection Act. These will all support Wildlife Management.