The First Trash for Tours event hosted by Pelican Peak and the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, whereby participants could do the Pelican Peak experience free of charge by collecting trash, turned out to be a great success! On Sunday the 24th of November, at least 30 volunteers gathered at Dock Maarten, next door to the … Continue reading Pelican Peak and Nature Foundation St. Maarten Partnered for the first ‘Trash For Tours’ Event
Last week the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and World Wide Fund for Nature the Netherlands (WWF-NL) joined forces with Wolfs Company to assist the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten (NFSXM) with strengthening their ability to achieve sustainable financing for nature management in St Maarten. Nature Foundation staff and board members and representatives from the VROMI … Continue reading Nature Foundation Attended Sustainable Financing Workshop for Nature Management Provided by the Wolfs Company and funded by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and WWF Netherlands.
The Nature Foundation Junior Rangers attended an informative nature exchange during the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s youth environmental exchange in Bonaire in October, in collaboration with STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund. The Junior Rangers; Marshall Leone from the Learning Unlimited school, Maya Speetjens from Milton Peters College, Nubia Stomp from St Dominic High school … Continue reading Nature Foundation Junior Rangers Experienced Informative Nature Exchange in Bonaire, Organized by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance.
In the coming months, the Nature Foundation St Maarten will conduct interactive presentations about the impacts of trash on our environment and the need to reduce single-use plastics to primary school students on St Maarten. The Foundation is planned to visit a broad range of primary schools to show the students what littering does to … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St Maarten is Providing Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to schools!
In the coming months the Nature Foundation will determine the population status of the Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) by conducting pelican counts on several important birding locations around the island. Collecting data about Pelicans is important to provide information about the population and resulting threats in Sint Maarten. The new research results of the national … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St Maarten Researches the Current Status of the National Bird Population the ‘Brown Pelican’ on our Island.
The Nature Foundation has been frequently monitoring the impact of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on St Maarten coral reefs in the last months, to be able to determine the presence of the coral disease and compare the disease outbreak with data from March. The coral disease was first discovered on St Maarten reefs in … Continue reading Nature Foundation Re-Surveys the Impact of Coral Tissue Loss Disease on St Maarten Reefs; Coral Colonies Still Strongly Impacted by the Disease.
Nature Foundation’s Junior Rangers Prepared for Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s Youth Environmental Exchange Four selected Nature Foundation junior rangers will represent St Maarten and our environmental issues during the DCNA’s youth environmental exchange to Bonaire on Friday the 25th of October, in collaboration with STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund. Last Saturday the junior rangers; … Continue reading Nature Foundation’s Junior Rangers Prepared for Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s Youth Environmental Exchange
In the last week the Foundation recorded heavy equipment on several beaches, such as Great Bay Beach and Oyster Bay Beach, in order to reconstruct the beach and remove garbage and sargassum due to the passing’s of storms and swells. The Nature Foundation understand the need of removing and reconstructing after large swells changed the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St Maarten Expresses Concerns about Beach Reconstruction and Cleaning with heavy equipment.
The Nature Foundation St Maarten once more points out the danger of single-use plastics in our environment and nature, and recently located many plastics in our natural habitats. In the last weeks, the Nature Foundation witnessed on several occasions birds to be eating our single-use plastics thinking it is food. This pattern, of animals eating … Continue reading Nature Foundation Warns about Large Amounts of Single-use Plastics in the Environment, Causing Birds to eat our Plastics and Die.
By Leslie Hickerson The Nature Foundation St Maarten is reminding residents and visitors to stop driving on the beaches of St. Maarten, which causes damage to wildlife and the environment. Beaches all around the island have long been used as an extension of parking areas as well as a common place for 4-wheelers or off-road … Continue reading The Nature Foundation Stresses out to Stop Driving on the Beaches of St Maarten.