Nature Foundation St. Maarten has presented crucial information at local schools as well as conducted beach clean-ups with small groups of students on four different beaches, Kimsha beach, Mullet Bay, Belair and Great Bay beach. These activities are part of the In-No-Plastic Project, a European Union-funded global initiative that raises awareness about plastic waste and … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Conducts Impactful In-No-Plastic Presentations and Beach Clean-ups with Local Schools.
The first Sea turtle nesting sign was placed at Mullet Bay beach by the Nature Foundation together with the Minister of VROMI. From left to right; Delhon Hewitt Marine Park Ranger of the Nature Foundation, Melanie Meijer zu Schlochtern Manager of the Nature Foundation, Egbert Doran Minister of VROMI and Ildiko Gilders Policy Advisor Nature … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Places First Sea Turtle Nesting Information Sign at Mullet Bay Beach Together with the Minister of VROMI
During the removal of the shipwrecks from Hurricane Irma in 2017 that remain in the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the Nature Foundation assisted the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) and its contractors. The Foundation staff has conducted environmental monitoring, assistance and advice, to ensure that the disposal of these wrecks has the least potential impact on … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Completes Assistance to the NRPB Shipwreck Removal Project; Environmental Monitoring, Transplanting Corals and Marine Life, were Successfully Conducted.
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten has continuously seen a disturbing amount of plastic pollution on the island, especially by Zagersgut road located alongside the Fresh Pond, which is also an Important Bird Area for St. Maarten. Various plastic and other litter items were blown into a small inlet in the Fresh Pond disturbing native bird … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Continues to Urge about the Negative Impacts of Littering and Pollution
Once more, a sea turtle was fatally struck by a boat engine in the Simpson Bay lagoon, the Nature Foundation counted four sea turtle fatalities for 2021. The Foundation received a call regarding an injured sea turtle found in the Simpson Bay Lagoon by a Marina. The green sea turtle had no chance of survival … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Records Fourth Fatal Sea Turtle Boat Strike for 2021
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten has begun presenting at local schools on St. Maarten about plastic and how to keep our environment safe and healthy. The presentations are within the In-No-Plastic Project, a European Union-funded global initiative. The presentations teach local students how to limit their plastic use and the effects plastic has on the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Begins School Presentations for In-No-Plastic Initiative to Reduce Plastic
Nature Foundation Project Coordinator Travels to Europe to Meet Partners Within the In-No-Plastic Project Funded by the European Commission The Nature Foundation St. Maarten recently has strengthened their collaboration with international partners for the “In-No-Plastic” Project and had the opportunity to travel to Europe to learn from several different partners. The partners reside in Italy, … Continue reading Nature Foundation Project Coordinator Travels to Europe to Meet Partners Within the In-No-Plastic Project Funded by EU
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