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Suriname is known as the greenest country on earth, but is also one of the seven globally most endangered countries by sea level rise. On May 17th 2016 a Building with Nature project in Suriname was kicked-off by Professor Sieuwnath Naipal, Conservation International Suriname and local donors to protect the coastline against the flooding from rising seawater and salinization of arable land. The approach is a replication from the Building with Nature programme in Central Java to bring a halt to coastal erosion.