Natural History and Ecology of Suriname

Available Februari 19: a richly illustrated reference work about the flora and fauna of Suriname, a publication of LM Publishers in co-operation with WWF Guianas.

Suriname is a treasure trove of natural riches. The most densely forested country in the world, it also holds savannas and swamps, rivers and mountains, and a vast array of plants and animals. Around every corner you can find
something you’ve never seen before.

Natural History and Ecology of Suriname offers a unique overview of the remarkable nature of this diverse and beautiful country. It showcases more than 200 fascinating tropical plant and animal species, making it an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to explore Suriname’s remarkable flora and fauna. It also provides an introduction to the country’s history, geology, climate, ecosystems and more.

WWF Guianas is part of the international WWF network, which has been supporting conservation work in Suriname since the 1960s. WWF’s shared mission is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. We’re proud to support this book, and trust you will enjoy it.

Discover the nature of an Amazonian country far off the beaten track …


Introductory chapters
General Introduction / History, (Bart De Dijn)
Geology, Landforms and Soils, (Salomon Kroonenberg & Dirk Noordam)
Climate and Hydrology, (Riad Nurmohamed, Jacobus Groen & Sieuwnath Naipal)
Biogeography, (Brice Noonan)
Ecosystems, (Bart De Dijn, Pieter Teunissen & Jan Mol)

Species account chapters
Plants, (Bruce Hoffman, Sofie Ruysschaert & Sabitrie Jairam-Doerga)
Insects and their Relatives, (Bart De Dijn & Hélène Hiwat)
Freshwater Fishes, (Jan Mol & Kenneth Wan Tong You)
Amphibians and Reptiles, (Paul Ouboter)
Birds, (Brian O’Shea)
Mammals, (Burton Lim & Marilyn Norconk)

Final chapter
Use, Threats and Conservation, (Chantal Landburg & Jan Mol)