In the last week of March, the Nature Foundation SXM will teach interested residents to become certified birding tour guides for FREE as part of the Birding and Eco-tourism Project, which is being supported by the Resources for Community Resilience SXM (R4CR). By providing an opportunity for additional source of income, this project will not … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten trains residents to become professional Birding Tour Guides
4995.95 KG of waste collected by the Nature Foundation since start of In-No-Plastic Project.
Since the beginning of the In-No-Plastic Project in February 2022 the Nature Foundation and their volunteers collected 3682.45kg of household waste off beaches and 1317.5kg of marine plastic litter of the sea floor. That is a total of 4995.95kg (11,014 lbs.) of garbage that shouldn’t have been there in the first place! We calculated that … Continue reading 4995.95 KG of waste collected by the Nature Foundation since start of In-No-Plastic Project.
Invasive Species Management Project
During recent weeks the invasive species project has received attention on Sint Maarten and on an international level. The project involves management of the green vervet monkey, a species which is not native to the island, and which has established a growing invasive population on the island after intentional or unintentional release into nature. This … Continue reading Invasive Species Management Project
Royal Family members to Visit In-No-Plastic Science Fair
GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Royal Family will be visiting the In-No-Plastic Science Fair during their visit to the country early February. Various schools, primary and secondary, have been invited to participate in the fair. The theme for this event is, “Plastic and Our Environment.” Nature Foundation staff Christel Horst (right) and Zakiya … Continue reading Royal Family members to Visit In-No-Plastic Science Fair
Nature Foundation Reports Two Sea Turtles Fatally Struck by Boats in Second Week of January, Painting a Dark Picture for 2023
Last week, two sea turtles were fatally struck by vessels in the coastal waters of St. Maarten. On Tuesday, the 10th of January, the Nature Foundation received a call of a sea turtle boat strike in the area of Simpson Bay. Upon arrival, NF crew found clear evidence of the dead green sea turtle being … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reports Two Sea Turtles Fatally Struck by Boats in Second Week of January, Painting a Dark Picture for 2023
PJIAE N.V. supports Nature Foundation’s In-No-Plastic team on their quest to increase public awareness concerning plastic marine litter on St. Maarten
Five informational posters sharing facts about marine plastic litter are now hung in the arrival area of Princess Juliana International Airport. This In-No-Plastic initiative is aimed towards creating behavioral change in nature preservation. Tourists and residents arriving at the airport will be made aware of the island’s challenge to keep plastic out of its beautiful … Continue reading PJIAE N.V. supports Nature Foundation’s In-No-Plastic team on their quest to increase public awareness concerning plastic marine litter on St. Maarten
Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication supports Nature Foundation Invasive Species Work.
The Ministry of TEATT has collaborated with the Nature Foundation St. Maarten to support the new Invasive Species Project by providing essential funding. This financial support was used to purchase much needed materials and equipment and to facilitate training by an experienced trapper from the island of St. Kitts. In 2020 Nature Foundation research estimated … Continue reading Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication supports Nature Foundation Invasive Species Work.
Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences, successfully pilots science and nature related activities with local high schools.
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten and California Academy of Sciences can look back at a successful first harvest from their partnership under the Islands 2030 St. Martin/Maarten Seed Environmental Learning project. The partners in education joined forces in May 2022 to collaborate on a wide scale plan, focused on creating accessible and equitable science and environmental learning … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences, successfully pilots science and nature related activities with local high schools.
FLOW sponsors first prizes at Nature Foundation’s Beach Clean-up this Saturday at Mullet Bay!!!
Do you want to make a difference, have fun and win prizes? Then come on out this Saturday, November 26th, to join Nature Foundation together with FLOW at Mullet Bay beach from 4-6 pm for their monthly beach clean-up. FLOW got on board for this clean-up to sponsor the first prizes in each clean up … Continue reading FLOW sponsors first prizes at Nature Foundation’s Beach Clean-up this Saturday at Mullet Bay!!!
Nature Foundation St. Maarten and DCNA say farewell to Governor Holiday
Over the last twelve years, His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday has proudly served as Governor of Sint Maarten. Throughout his tenure, Governor Holiday has been very supportive of nature conservation on St. Maarten and throughout the Dutch Caribbean. It is with great pleasure that Nature Foundation St. Maarten and Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) have dedicated a … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten and DCNA say farewell to Governor Holiday
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