Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network Suriname
TEAM is a partnership between Conservation International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Smithsonian Institution. TEAM Network scientists in 15 countries collect data on the climate and on trees and animals that live in tropical forests. These species and climate are tracked in real time, so their major threats (such as changes in climate and forest area) are identified and can be tackled. In Suriname the TEAM data collection takes place in the pristine Central Suriname Nature Reserve (CSNR) with an area of 1.6 million hectares since 2008.
Tropical forests must be protected for the incredible biodiversity found there and the numerous services provided to humans. It is essential that TEAM continues its work, to understand the changes in these forests to sustain them into the future and save the animals that call the forest home.