TelCell N.V. supports the Nature Foundation Junior Ranger Program with a Free Cell Phone Prize

The Nature Foundation Junior Rangers were able to participate in an awareness project throughout the month of November creating outreach about the new Eco-Bracelet, during which they introduced the importance of nature and the bracelet to their friends and family. The Ranger that was able to spread the most awareness about the need to protect … Continue reading TelCell N.V. supports the Nature Foundation Junior Ranger Program with a Free Cell Phone Prize

Nature Foundation Reminds the Public that Sharks are Protected on Sint Maarten

The Nature Foundation would like to extend their deepest condolences to the friends and family members of the woman who died on Orient Bay beach. It is very saddened to hear about this accident and that the cause of her death is due to a shark. “Human fatalities due to shark bites are very rare … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reminds the Public that Sharks are Protected on Sint Maarten

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

Nature Foundation Conducts Annual Scientifically Assessments of the Islands Coral Reefs Using GCRMN Standards with Assistance of DCNA and Ocean Explorers

The Nature Foundation St Maarten once again scientifically monitored the state of the country’s coral reefs to determine coral reef changes over the years with the assistance of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and their director Tadzio Bervoets. Ocean Explorers Dive Center also generously provided assistance by lending their boat to the Nature Foundation … Continue reading Nature Foundation Conducts Annual Scientifically Assessments of the Islands Coral Reefs Using GCRMN Standards with Assistance of DCNA and Ocean Explorers

Nature Foundation Partners with the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of American University of the Caribbean to Host its First Virtual 5K Race for a Cause

AUC Phi Chi Medical Fraternity Service Chair, Julie Wancik and the Nature Foundation St. Maarten have organized a virtual 5K race to support the efforts of the foundation to protect and preserve the island’s natural environment. In respect to social distancing protocols this race was designed as an event that individuals could take part in … Continue reading Nature Foundation Partners with the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of American University of the Caribbean to Host its First Virtual 5K Race for a Cause

Nature Foundation Organizes First Coral Education Snorkel and Launches the Save St. Maarten’s Coral Reefs Competition for Local Students

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten hosted the first Coral Education Snorkel for local students funded by the ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied’ and facilitated by Aqua Mania Watersports, last Sunday November 1st. Local students learned about corals, threats to corals and the importance of these animals and ecosystems, the students had a first-hand experience to … Continue reading Nature Foundation Organizes First Coral Education Snorkel and Launches the Save St. Maarten’s Coral Reefs Competition for Local Students

Nature Foundation Shares Concern Over Excessive Numbers of Fatal Boat Strikes on Sea Turtles in 2020

Over the weekend the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle found in the waters close to Beacon Hill and Burgeaux bay. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat engine and was drifting around for some days, until it was found on Sunday by the dive school … Continue reading Nature Foundation Shares Concern Over Excessive Numbers of Fatal Boat Strikes on Sea Turtles in 2020

Red Cross and Nature Foundation St. Maarten Kick off First Tree Planting Event as Part of the Re-Greening SXM Project

The Red Cross and Nature Foundation St. Maarten hosted their first tree planting event in the M.A.C. primary school John A. Gumbs Campus as part of their Re-greening SXM Project. The project (an initiative of the Red Cross and the Nature Foundation SXM) organized its first tree planting event within this school garden last Saturday, … Continue reading Red Cross and Nature Foundation St. Maarten Kick off First Tree Planting Event as Part of the Re-Greening SXM Project

Nature Foundation St. Maarten Researches Population Management Solutions for Invasive Vervet Monkeys

The Nature Foundation started a new project in order to find solutions for the continuing issues created by the invasive monkey species on the island, especially agriculture performers experience negative setbacks due to this invasive species. The Foundation’s first step, under the lead of Alice Manley, will include researching the current monkey population and develop … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Researches Population Management Solutions for Invasive Vervet Monkeys