Suriname: Economic Development and Wildlife Conservation
Monique Pool – Funder of Green Fund Heritage Suriname
Here is my chat with Monique Pool, the founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname. We talked about everything from economic development to how urbanization is affecting the country’s wildlife. Monique told me that Suriname is one of the 3 carbon negative countries (along with Butan and Panama) and how she envisions Suriname’s future, hopefully with a green economic development mindset.
Monique is also known as the “sloth lady” and she appeared in many documentaries about her work saving and relocating sloths and other wild animals. She founded the Green Heritage Fund in 2005 and her grassroots conservation work never stopped since.