Suriname Tribes Present Gov't With Forest Conservation Plan

March 5, 2015 11:03 PM

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Members of indigenous tribes in Suriname presented lawmakers with an ambitious proposal Thursday urging them to conserve roughly half of the sparsely populated country with a sprawling rainforest hinterland.

On the north shoulder of South America, Suriname has some of the world's largest near-pristine tracts of tropical forest and hosts a remarkable range of plants, birds, mammals, insects, fish and amphibians. But small-scale mining operations and loggers have been steadily destroying stretches of reso...

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