Volunteers Pick Up Over 3,200 Pounds of Trash at Mullet Bay; Nature Foundation Requests that Beach Visitors Prevent Littering

Volunteers collected nearly 1900 pounds of trash during a clean-up at Mullet Bay Beach in April. Only a month before that, 1470 pounds/660 kilograms of litter were gathered at the exact same location during the March clean-up. In total, over 3,270 pounds/1,483 kilograms of trash were collected during this two-month period. The Nature Foundation reminds … Continue reading Volunteers Pick Up Over 3,200 Pounds of Trash at Mullet Bay; Nature Foundation Requests that Beach Visitors Prevent Littering

Nature Foundation and R4CR Provide Update on Monkey Management Project to Allow Residents of St. Maarten to Voice Opinions on Different Management Solutions for the Invasive Vervet Monkey Population

Nature Foundation’s Monkey Management Project funded via the Resources for Community Resilience has recently undergone changes to the outline of the project. This change is due to time and resource constraints as well as an interest from the World Bank to continue the initial research. Due to this change, the project’s final initiatives have adapted … Continue reading Nature Foundation and R4CR Provide Update on Monkey Management Project to Allow Residents of St. Maarten to Voice Opinions on Different Management Solutions for the Invasive Vervet Monkey Population

Nature Foundation Reminds Residents and Visitors to Take Care During Sea Turtle Nesting Season

The Nature Foundation Sint Maarten encourages residents and visitors to protect adult sea turtles and their eggs by limiting lighting and disturbances along the shore, and reporting sea turtle activity to the Foundation. With the start of the annual sea turtle nesting season, three endangered sea turtle species are expected to lay their nests on … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reminds Residents and Visitors to Take Care During Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Nature Foundation Reaches Significant Successes in their Educational Outreach Program Thanks to Support from Yacht Club Port de Plaisance

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten would like to acknowledge the remarkable contribution from Yacht Club Port de Plaisance to support the Foundation’s educational efforts in 2020. Thanks to the generous support received, the Nature Foundation was able to employ an Educational Outreach Officer which focused on strengthening awareness and education programs for local students and … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reaches Significant Successes in their Educational Outreach Program Thanks to Support from Yacht Club Port de Plaisance

Impactful Re-Greening SXM Project Contributed to the Resilience of St. Maarten

The re-greening SXM project has improved the resilience of St. Maarten and successfully planted a total of 609 trees with the help of more than 192 volunteers last year. Albeit the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the project still managed to safely host 5 community clean-ups and 4 community planting events. Due to the … Continue reading Impactful Re-Greening SXM Project Contributed to the Resilience of St. Maarten

Nature Foundation St. Maarten Starts Monkey Management Research Funded by the Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR) Grant Scheme

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten receives funding from the Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR) Grant Scheme to execute a Monkey Management Research Project and hires project coordinator Alice Manley to execute the research. The research project will be focused on developing a durable Management Plan which can be implemented over the years (if funding is … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Starts Monkey Management Research Funded by the Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR) Grant Scheme

Nature Foundation Collects Data from Deceased Tagged Shark at Plum Bay Beach

Last Sunday one of Nature Foundation’s tagged tiger sharks ended up deceased on Plum Bay Beach. The female tiger shark was measured and assessed by the Nature Foundation, as it ended up on French territory the Collectivité removed the shark. The animal was carrying a visible research tag from the Nature Foundation, which provides the … Continue reading Nature Foundation Collects Data from Deceased Tagged Shark at Plum Bay Beach

Re-greening SXM Project to Launch their Final Tree Planting Event

Red Cross and Nature Foundation St. Maarten  Re-greening SXM Project will be hosting their final tree-planting event of the year on Saturday December 5th, 2020. The Re-greening SXM Project (an initiative of Red Cross and the Nature Foundation St. Maarten) will be organizing its third and final tree-planting event in Seaside Nature Park. In the … Continue reading Re-greening SXM Project to Launch their Final Tree Planting Event

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Explains the Negative Effects of Marine Mammal Captivity and Dolphinariums

To spread awareness about the negative impacts, both ethically and environmentally, that can result from marine mammal captivity the Nature Foundation St. Maarten would like to make the public aware of these serious negative impacts regarding these establishments and the effect on the environment and tourism. Dolphins in the wild swim up to 100 kilometers … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Explains the Negative Effects of Marine Mammal Captivity and Dolphinariums

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is now accepting applications from local youth for the 2020 Junior Ranger Program.

St. Maarten students from the ages of 12 to 14 are being invited to apply to become Junior Rangers for the Nature Foundation St. Maarten. These students will learn about several topics and skills regarding conservation from the foundation staff during planned monthly activities. Educating the youth of St. Maarten about the importance of preserving … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is now accepting applications from local youth for the 2020 Junior Ranger Program.