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Rapid Biological Assessment of the Upper Palumeu River Watershed (Grensgebergte and Kasikasima), Southeastern Suriname: RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 67

by Leeanne E Alonso and Trond H Larsen Conservation International
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This report contains the findings from a rapid biological assessment of the Grensgebergte and Kasikasima mountains of southeastern Suriname. Suriname is one of the last places on Earth where an opportunity still exists to conserve huge tracts of pristine, diverse tropical forests. This volume is part of a series of surveys in Suriname designed to support the protection of biodiversity, freshwater and other ecosystem services through collection of baseline biological and socio-economic data. The researchers in south eastern Suriname investigated plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, and water quality. Over one hundred new species were discovered, including fish, beetles, and katydids. and Acirc;
Leeanne E. Alonso is director of Conservation InternationalAs Rapid Assessment Program. Jessica Deichmann is a research associate with Conservation InternationalAs Rapid Assessment Program in Arlington, Virginia. Sheila A. McKenna is a marine ecologist and senior research scientistwith SEAlliance. Piotr Naskrecki is an entomologist, invertebrate conservationist, and nature writer and photographer, currently with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Stephen Richards is managerof Conservation InternationalAsRAPbiodiversity assessmentprogram for theAsia-Pacific region, aResearch Associateat the South AustralianMuseum, and a member of the International Union for Conservation of NatureAsAmphibian Red-list Authority. Trond H. Larsen is director of the rapid assessment program at Conservation International.