Nature Foundation Partners with Real Madrid Foundation, AUC to Host First In-No-Plastic Beach Clean-Up

This past week, the Nature Foundation partnered with the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau alongside the Real Madrid Foundation to organize two beach clean-ups. These two clean-ups were a part of the Nature Foundation’s newest project In-No-Plastic and took place on Mullet Bay Beach and … Continue reading Nature Foundation Partners with Real Madrid Foundation, AUC to Host First In-No-Plastic Beach Clean-Up

Nature Foundation Participates in New European Union Initiative to Reduce Ocean Plastic Litter

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is joining as a contributor in a new project ‘In-No-Plastics’, a European Union-funded global initiative. In-No-Plastic focuses on innovative approaches towards the prevention, removal, and reuse of marine plastic litter (plastic debris that ends up in the ocean). On St. Maarten, the project will focus on litter clean-ups around the … Continue reading Nature Foundation Participates in New European Union Initiative to Reduce Ocean Plastic Litter

Monkey Management Project Completed as Part of the R4CR Grant, Management Option Implementation Urged

The Monkey Management Project designed and implemented by the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and funded by the R4CR Grant Scheme has been completed. This six-month project focused on researching the abundance and status of the invasive vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) and to establish sustainable and humane solutions to manage the invasive monkey population to protect … Continue reading Monkey Management Project Completed as Part of the R4CR Grant, Management Option Implementation Urged

Nature Foundation and R4CR Provide Update on Monkey Management Project to Allow Residents to Voice Opinions on Management Solutions for the Invasive Vervet Monkeys

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 to Voice Opinions on Management Solutions for the Invasive Vervet Monkeys

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 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

Nature Foundation Calls on Parliament to Approve the Ban on Several Single-Use Plastic Items

The Nature Foundation is urging the new parliament to move forward with the ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam and to approve proposed legislation initiated by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams. The Nature Foundation St. Maarten has been advocating for a single-use plastic ban for several years due to the tremendous impacts on St. … Continue reading Nature Foundation Calls on Parliament to Approve the Ban on Several Single-Use Plastic Items

Netherlands Red Cross, in Collaboration with the Nature Foundation, Introduces ‘Re-Greening St. Maarten’

Recently a project to create a greener and more resilient island was launched by the Netherlands Red Cross in collaboration with the Nature Foundation St. Maarten. The Project “Re-greening SXM” aims to restore and build environmental resilience here on St. Maarten and will be executed this year. The Re-greening SXM Project is part of the … Continue reading Netherlands Red Cross, in Collaboration with the Nature Foundation, Introduces ‘Re-Greening St. Maarten’

Nature Foundation Provides Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to Schools

In the coming months, the Nature Foundation St Maarten will conduct interactive presentations about the impacts of trash on our environment and the need to reduce single-use plastics to primary school students on St Maarten. The Foundation is planned to visit a broad range of primary schools to show the students what littering does to … Continue reading Nature Foundation Provides Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to Schools

St. Maarten’s Wild Birds are Consuming Large Amounts of Single-Use Plastics

The Nature Foundation St Maarten once more points out the danger of single-use plastics in our environment and nature, and recently located many plastics in our natural habitats. In the last weeks, the Nature Foundation witnessed on several occasions birds to be eating our single-use plastics thinking it is food. This pattern, of animals eating … Continue reading St. Maarten’s Wild Birds are Consuming Large Amounts of Single-Use Plastics