Non – wood services
Suriname possesses a great potential for eco-tourism, both in the coastal zone and in the interior that is untouched by modern civilization. Some examples are the virgin tropical rain forest of the mountain areas; broad rivers, waterfalls and rapids; interesting geological formations; about 700 species of birds; a range of wildlife typical of the Amazon region; and the Amerindians and the Bushnegroes leading their traditional life in the jungle.
Due to internal political conflicts, Suriname had a set back in this sector during the ‘80s and early ‘90s. Fortunately, in recent years a steady growth has occurred and also putting a significant pressure on the natural resources. Presently, no current data is available regarding this sector.