The Nature Foundation has noticed an increase of sea turtle nesting activity, sea turtle nesting season normally lasts from April until December each year. Especially Dawn Beach has been a place of interest, already two nests successfully hatched and hatchlings made it to the ocean, and another three nests were laid successfully by hawksbill turtles. … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Notices an Active Sea Turtle Nesting Season this Year.
In the last weeks the Nature Foundation St. Maarten has actively collaborated with the officers of St. Maarten Customs to exchange knowledge regarding the trade of endangered species, called CITES Convention (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Customs Officers learned more about which species are protected under the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Joins Forces with St. Maarten Customs on the CITES Convention.
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is joining as a contributor in a new project ‘In-No-Plastics’, a European Union-funded global initiative. In-No-Plastic focuses on innovative approaches towards the prevention, removal, and reuse of marine plastic litter (plastic debris that ends up in the ocean). On St. Maarten, the project will focus on litter clean-ups around the … Continue reading Nature Foundation Participates in New European Union Initiative to Reduce Ocean Plastic Litter
The Monkey Management Project designed and implemented by the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and funded by the R4CR Grant Scheme has been completed. This six-month project focused on researching the abundance and status of the invasive vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) and to establish sustainable and humane solutions to manage the invasive monkey population to protect … Continue reading Monkey Management Project Completed as Part of the R4CR Grant, Management Option Implementation Urged
The Nature Foundation has been working closely with the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) and its contractors during the removal of the shipwrecks from Hurricane Irma in 2017 that still remain in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. Foundation staff has been providing assessments, advice, and assistance to ensure that the removal of these wrecks is done … Continue reading Nature Foundation Works with the National Recovery Program Bureau on Hurricane Irma Shipwreck Removal, Transplants Corals to New Location
The Nature Foundation Junior Rangers were able to participate in an awareness project throughout the month of November creating outreach about the new Eco-Bracelet, during which they introduced the importance of nature and the bracelet to their friends and family. The Ranger that was able to spread the most awareness about the need to protect … Continue reading TelCell N.V. supports the Nature Foundation Junior Ranger Program with a Free Cell Phone Prize
The Nature Foundation would like to extend their deepest condolences to the friends and family members of the woman who died on Orient Bay beach. It is very saddened to hear about this accident and that the cause of her death is due to a shark. “Human fatalities due to shark bites are very rare … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reminds the Public that Sharks are Protected on Sint Maarten
Over the weekend the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle found in the waters close to Beacon Hill and Burgeaux bay. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat engine and was drifting around for some days, until it was found on Sunday by the dive school … Continue reading Nature Foundation Shares Concern Over Excessive Numbers of Fatal Boat Strikes on Sea Turtles in 2020
The Red Cross and Nature Foundation St. Maarten hosted their first tree planting event in the M.A.C. primary school John A. Gumbs Campus as part of their Re-greening SXM Project. The project (an initiative of the Red Cross and the Nature Foundation SXM) organized its first tree planting event within this school garden last Saturday, … Continue reading Red Cross and Nature Foundation St. Maarten Kick off First Tree Planting Event as Part of the Re-Greening SXM Project
The Nature Foundation started a new project in order to find solutions for the continuing issues created by the invasive monkey species on the island, especially agriculture performers experience negative setbacks due to this invasive species. The Foundation’s first step, under the lead of Alice Manley, will include researching the current monkey population and develop … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Researches Population Management Solutions for Invasive Vervet Monkeys