Follow-up Assessments of Environmental Damage Post Hurricane Irma; Simpson Bay Lagoon can be Considered Environmental Disaster

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

Assessments of Environmental Damage Carried out Post Hurricane Irma by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation

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 Assessments of Environmental Damage Carried out Post Hurricane Irma by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation

Mullet Pond Now a Protected Ramsar Site

One of Sint Maarten’s most important wetlands, Mullet Pond, has been listed and protected as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Treaty on the 13th of October 2016. The Ramsar Convention, signed in Iran in 1971, is a global commitment to maintain the ecological character of global wetland areas, including in the wider … Continue reading Mullet Pond Now a Protected Ramsar Site

Mangroves

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" header_line_height="2em" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Mangroves are species of plants and shrubs that live on the land or shallow water or both – being flooded by seawater for part of each day. They have adapted to their salty environment by being able to turn salt water into fresh water … Continue reading Mangroves