Cole Bay- the Nature Foundation St Maarten organized a field trip for the young students of the Sister Regina School on last Tuesday. The students visited Mullet Pond and learned about the importance of Wetlands and Mangroves and how they protect Sint Maarten from storm surge. The students also learned about the impact of trash on … Continue reading Sister Regina Students Learn Mangroves and Clean Mullet Bay Beach
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is calling on all businesses, stores, bars, restaurants, tour operators and event organizers to start using biodegradable and reusable products instead of single-use plastics. Single-use plastic is one of the biggest environmental catastrophes of this generation and a major contributor to the current situation at the Philipsburg landfill. A lot of our … Continue reading Nature Foundation Calls on Businesses to use Biodegradable and Reusable Products
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is again calling on Parliament to ban single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, straws and cutlery and styrofoam food containers in an effort to reduce marine litter and pollution on St Maarten. Single use plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental catastrophes of this generation. These types of … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reiterates its Call on Parliament to Ban Single-Use Plastics
On Saturday the 9th of June, the Nature Foundation organized a very successful Shark Day for children at Buccaneer Beach Bar, which was attended by about 100 kids. The kids had great fun and learned everything about sharks through games, quizzes and activities. Kids could even be a real scientist by learning everything about shark … Continue reading Nature Foundation’s Kids Shark Day great success!
Last week the Nature Foundation visited the second form of Milton Peters College to teach the students about the importance of our coral reefs and about the Foundation’s Coral Restoration Project. Worldwide coral reefs are declining due to global warming, pollution, overfishing and habitat destruction, St Maarten’s coral reefs are also facing several threats and … Continue reading Nature Foundation Teaches Milton Peters College Students About Coral Reefs, Mangroves and Littering
Sint Maarten’s most important wetland, Mullet Pond, was cleared of the massive houseboat that sank after Hurricane Irma on Wednesday. With the help of local dive company Atlantech Divers the Foundation was able to remove the houseboat to a location outside of the conservation zone. “We are so very grateful to the team from Atlantech … Continue reading Sunken Houseboat Successfully Removed from Mullet Pond Ramsar Site
On Saturday the 2nd of December the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation gave an update to Their Majesties King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on the environmental impacts and the organization's activities post Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
One of Sint Maarten’s most important wetlands, Mullet Pond, was cleaned and restored by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation as a part of the organization’s environmental response post hurricanes Irma and Maria. Mullet Pond is listed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Treaty. The Ramsar Convention, signed in Iran in 1971, is … Continue reading Nature Foundation Cleans and Restores Mullet Pond; Sint Maarten’s Most Important Wetland
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has estimated that it may take several months to completely clean and restore the Mullet Pond Protected Area Ramsar Site after it inspected the area with representatives from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean on Wednesday. The Foundation’s Manager Tadzio Bervoets will also present the Nature Foundation’s … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Estimates Months to Clean Mullet Pond Protected Area; to Present Post-Hurricane Irma Activities to Parliament on Friday
On the 6th of September powerful category five storm Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten with 185 MPH winds, causing widespread damage to the island and its infrastructure. The storm also caused significant damage to the island’s nature and environment prompting the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation to conduct rapid qualitative assessments to determine the level of … Continue reading Follow-up Assessments of Environmental Damage Post Hurricane Irma; Simpson Bay Lagoon can be Considered Environmental Disaster