Brownsberg Nature Park (BB)

Country/territory: Suriname

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2008)
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Area: 13,000 ha

Site description
The park is unique in that it is a 450 m high tabletop mountain area with tropical rainforest trees covering its slopes. Some hilltops are over 500 m. The flora and fauna of the park is representative of eceosystems usually found farther south in the country. Due to the high biodiversity, the accessibility and the infrastructure, this park is serving as a center for research, nature education and public awareness, as well as ecotourism. It is leased by Stinasu from the government.

Key biodiversity
The total number of species recorded in Brownsberg is 391, of which 30 are biome restricted. Hence it is an IBA on the A3 criterion.

Non-bird biodiversity: Aside from the many bird species this site is also known for the monkeys which are the most visible mammals in this area. Further more 62 reptiles species, of which 31 snakes, 17 lizards and 1 caiman,116 Mammals species of which 57 bats, 20 rodents,8 monkeys and 5 cats species,2 peccaries,2 armadillos,2 anteaters,2 sloths and 2 deer species, 52 fish species and 15 Amphibian species. Brownsberg also has a rich plant diversity, 1053 plant species and 112 orchid species have been recorded.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brownsberg Nature Park (BB). Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.