Nature Foundation St. Maarten is a non-governmental/non-profit organization, working to promote conservation of St. Maarten’s environment. The Foundation was established in January 1997 as an Island Government initiative and is guided by the laws of the Netherlands Antilles. Nature Foundation is fully registered on St. Maarten at the Chamber of Commerce in Philipsburg (registration number 80439).
The Executive Council of St. Maarten recognizes the Foundation as the organization to assist the Island Government in all issues related to the management of the environment and its preservation.
Nature Foundation is also part of the umbrella group Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), a non-profit and non-governmental organization that places special emphasis on fundraising and strengthening the management of the protected areas within Dutch Caribbean.