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This is Pebbles

Pebbles is a Coordinator fighting to preserve the indispensable mangrove forests of Suriname. She does so by spreading awareness to and engaging with coastal communities and the public.

With your help

Pebbles can buy the necessary equipment for data gathering and travel to the affected coastal regions.

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Paramaribo, Suriname

Green Heritage Fund Suriname

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Why care

Mangroves are some of the most overlooked ecosystems in the world. Although they store carbon dioxide, house numerous marine lifeforms and protect hundreds of thousands of people from floods and erosion, they are being cut down.

Pebbles Sontowinggolo Protecting **mangrove trees**

Their work

Pebbles is Coordinator for the Hydrology and Mangrove Initiative and works as the Project Assistant for “See Marine Interactions” at the Green Heritage Fund Suriname.

  • Pebbles conducts research and conservation work on mangrove ecosystems.

  • Monitors the state of various mangrove ecosystems by gathering and collecting data. 

  • Educates local communities on the importance of the mangroves, and on how to perform data gathering and analysis for future conservation.


  • Pebbles has created a protocol for analyzing and monitoring the state of mangroves forests.

  • She is currently working with two local communities through community programs to spread awareness and educate the population on mangroves and data collection. 

  • Has provided two local communities with protocols and test kits to check the state of their mangroves.

Sustainable development goals
SDG 13 Climate Action
SDG 15 Life on Land

The mission

Pebbles is on a mission to educate local communities and the public on the importance and necessity of Suriname’s mangrove forest to ensure their conservation.

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