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Non Timber Forest Products from Curuni area, Suriname

Latest version published by The National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS) on Mar 1, 2019 The National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS)

The Amazon Conservation Team – Suriname (ACT-S) has been working for over twenty years in Suriname on biocultural conservation and sustainable livelihoods projects within indigenous and tribal communities. Our organization has partnered with four indigenous communities in the far south of Suriname for many years (Kwamalasamutu, Tepu, Sipaliwini, and Apetina). ACT-S aims to advance sustainable, community-based income generation opportunities as a counterbalance to unsustainable activities such as gold-mining. Over years of research and collaboration, ACT-S has identified many additional resources with potential for NTFP valuechains that remain under-developed. To record and improve the information available on potential/current NTFPs and wildlife, ACT-S initiated a long-distance transect survey in collaboration with several communities in the region. The ACT-S NTFP expedition is set to take place in several phases, firstly (2017) from Kwamalasamutu to Curuni (or Kuruni) village and, secondly (2018), from Kwamalasamutu to Sipaliwini village. This dataset includes all plant species accountable for potential/current NTFPs concerning the first phase of the expedition, from Kwamalasamutu to Curuni which was conducted from 29th of May to 23rd of June 2017. During this expedition ACT-Suriname consultants and local staff conducted a river and land-based expedition along more than 230 kilometers of the remote Curuni River, between the villages of Kwamalasamutu and Curuni, in the southwestern corner of Suriname. The primary objectives of the expedition were: - Community Engagement. To form partnerships and assist local communities in conducting structured inventories of their own forests, based upon both traditional knowledge and basic scientific and survey methods. To further engage local communities with NTFPs – beginning with documentation of traditional knowledge, uses, and assessing the potential of NTFPs as market products; - ACT Local Staff Capacity-Building. To bolster the capacity of Amazon Conservation Rangers (ACRs) for conducting land use and resource surveys (including CMRV) through active training. Two rangers and two shamans from Kwamalasamutu and two new rangers from Curuni village participated in the expedition;  Documentation of NTFPs and Local Landcape Knowledge. To make a preliminary assessment of locations and abundances of locally useful plants, mammals, stingless bees, and marketable natural products. Also, to document sites of cultural, historical and/or ecological significance, record cultural stories about such sites, and update earlier ACT ethnographic maps.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 649 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Marjanom G. (2019): Amazon Conservation Team Suriname NTFP Coruni-Sipaliwini data

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ee36f4f3-117a-4cdc-b5e0-10dc209d4b30.  The National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by VertNet.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Gunovaino Marjanom
Researcher
National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS) Paramaribo SR

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Gunovaino Marjanom
Researcher
National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS) Paramaribo SR

Who filled in the metadata:

Gunovaino Marjanom
Researcher
National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS) Paramaribo SR

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
VertNet
http://www.vertnet.org

Geographic Coverage

This expedition was done between the villages Sipaliwini, Kwamalasamutu and Curuni. Traveled by boat along the Sipaliwini and the Curuni River, in the south west of Suriname.

Bounding Coordinates South West [1.944, -57.393], North East [3.788, -56.569]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae

Project Data

No Description available

Title Improve accessibility of Surinamese biodiversity data through digitizing and partnerships
Identifier BID-CA2016-0008-NAC
Funding The data was formatted and published with funding from GBIF and the European Union through the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme (BID-CA2016-0008-NAC).

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Gunovaino Marjanom