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.

Visit our Donate Section

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

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Scientifically Assess Coral Reef Impacts Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria Using GCRMN Standards

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has started to scientifically monitor the state of the country’s coral reefs after the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. With financial support made available by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance the Foundation has...
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Nature Foundation Cleans and Restores Mullet Pond; Sint Maarten’s Most Important Wetland

One of Sint Maarten’s most important wetlands, Mullet Pond, was cleaned and restored by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation as a part of the organization’s environmental response post hurricanes Irma and Maria. Mullet Pond is listed as a wetland of international...
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70-95% of Some Coral Species on Sint Maarten Reefs Suffered Extreme Hurricane Damage

The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been continuously monitoring coral reefs both inside and outside of the Man of War Shoal Marine Protected Area in order to determine the impact of Hurricane Irma. Intense impacts have been recorded on certain coral species and on...
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Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, Tour Operators Clean Great Bay Beach

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, together with volunteers from the Cruise Operator Sector, cleaned up a large portion of Great Bay Beach this week. Great Bay Beach is not only a critical nature area in terms sea turtle nesting but it is also the major tourism...
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Nature Foundation Records Worrisome Red Algae Outbreak on St Maarten Reefs

The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been continuously monitoring the reefs for their health and to assess the underwater damage caused by Hurricane Irma. During the reef surveys held at the beginning of November, several shallower dive sites started to show a...
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Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, with the Support of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Structurally Cleans Beaches.

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, through the support of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance DCNA, has been able to structurally put a program in place to clean the beaches over the past week. Despite several beach-clean-ups being held and due to large amount of...
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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.