St. Maarten Nature Foundation

Protecting the Natural Areas of St. Maarten

St. Maarten Nature Foundation

Protecting the Natural Areas of St. Maarten

Welcome to the St. Maarten Nature Foundation

 

The Nature Foundation is a non-profit organisation located on the island of St. Maarten in the heart of the Caribbean. The foundation aims to preserve and enhance the natural environment of St. Maarten for generations to come.

Research and Monitoring

From sea turtle conservation to water quality testing. The Nature Foundation runs research and monitoring projects on St. Maarten.

Protecting our Environment

The Nature Foundation manages the St. Maarten Man of War Shoal National Marine Park, the only designated nature park area of the island.

Education and Awareness

The Nature Foundation actively promotes environmental awareness in the community and teaches the value of nature on local schools.

Help protect St. Maarten’s nature by donating to the Nature Foundation.

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Diving

With over 30 maintained dive moorings, divers can enjoy a great variety underwater scenery. Wreck sites and beautiful reef sites offer superb dives and an unforgettable experience.

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News Articles

Nature Foundation Records Return of Sint Maarten National Symbol: the Brown Pelican

During one of its recent post-hurricane ecological assessments the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation recorded the reestablishment of breeding colonies of the National Symbol of Sint Maarten, the Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). After the passing of Hurricanes Irma...
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Majority of Nature Foundation Marine Research Projects completely destroyed by Irma; Starts GoFundMe to Restart Coral Nursery Project

On the 6th of September powerful category 5+ hurricane ‘Irma’ did not spare the underwater world with her large waves and strong underwater motion and surge. Scientific in-water Marine Research conducted the Nature Foundation including the Coral Nursery, Conch and...
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Nature Foundation Assesses Marine Park and Dive Sites

Due to Hurricane Irma causing significant damage to underwater life because of storm surge and strong water motion, the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation conducted initial Marine Park and Dive Site assessment to determine the level of impact underwater. Initial marine...
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Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and Sint Maarten Dominica Association Cooperate to Deliver Supplies to Hurricane Stricken Dominica

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, in collaboration with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, assisted in the delivery of Humanitarian Relief Supplies to Hurricane stricken Dominica. The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation was contacted by Sea Shepherd informing that...
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Nature Foundation Conducts Initial Beach Assessment, Urges Bathers to Use Caution

On the 6th of September powerful category five storm Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten with 185 MPH winds, causing widespread damage to the island and its infrastructure. The storm also caused significant damage to the island’s nature and environment. Beaches were...
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Follow-up Assessments of Environmental Damage Post Hurricane Irma; Simpson Bay Lagoon can be Considered Environmental Disaster

On the 6th of September powerful category five storm Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten with 185 MPH winds, causing widespread damage to the island and its infrastructure. The storm also caused significant damage to the island’s nature and environment prompting the...
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Species

St. Maarten is home to a multitude of species, ranging from reef fish, lizards, insects and bats to numerous birds. Browse our species below or visit our nature section to learn more.