Preserving Our Environment
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, in the present moment and for generations to come.
The Man of War Shoal National Marine Park was established in 2010 and is managed by the Nature Foundation. As the only designated marine protected area in St. Maarten, the park boasts an abundance and variety of dive spots, habitats, and wildlife.
To dive in St. Maarten’s waters, each visitor must purchase a dive tag online, and vessel operators must register their boat to use our dive site moorings. We welcome divers from all regions and encourage visitors to explore our dive sites with a local dive shop.
From sea turtle conservation to water quality testing and shark tagging, the Nature Foundation runs various research and monitoring projects on St. Maarten throughout the year. We also collaborate with organizations from other islands to foster regional conservation connections.
We actively promote environmental awareness in the community and teach the value of nature in local schools. By giving presentations to local student groups, offering events for residents and visitors, and providing teaching materials, we work to facilitate eco-consciousness.
You can help protect St. Maarten’s nature by donating to the Nature Foundation. We welcome, and depend on, the financial support of people like you. Eco-Bracelets are now available for Order! For only US $10, you can have your own Eco-Bracelet. Follow the button below for more info: