In Suriname, the national government and the GSI staff have selected the North Saramacca Multiple-Use Management Area (MUMA) and the Coppename Mouth Nature Reserve as a GSI-Phase II Pilot Site.

It is located to the west of Paramaribo, and covers over 88.000 hectares of coastal area (an additional 12.000 hectares of sea, until the 6m-depth-line, is officially included in the area, too). The area is threatened by pollution (with different causes), the rising sea level, oil exploitation and several agriculturally related threats.

Currently, the Project Management Unit is still negotiating with the Surinamese government about the inclusion of this site as a pilot site, and how it will be implemented.