Support the Nature Foundation St. Maarten by voting for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant!

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The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is eligible to receive votes for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant of $5,000 USD, which has been made possible by the Turtle Island Restoration Network and SEE Turtles to support sea turtle research and conservation projects. The Nature Foundation has actively managed and monitored the sea turtle nesting activities … Continue reading Support the Nature Foundation St. Maarten by voting for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant!

Nature Foundation St. Maarten Records Third Deceased Sea turtle due to a Boat Strike for 2020

Last week the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle on Simpson Bay beach close to the Beacon Hill area. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat strike in Simpson Bay waters and washed up on shore. The year 2020 started not that long ago and already … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Records Third Deceased Sea turtle due to a Boat Strike for 2020

Scientists Research Key Amphibian and Reptile Species on St. Maarten to Map their Evolution and their Historical Migration.

In January 2020 researchers from the University of California and Smithsonian Institution, collaborated with the Nature Foundation St. Maarten to collect data about native reptile and amphibian species on St. Maarten. The scientists Michael L. Yuan and Jeffery H. Frederick are trying to understand critical differences between similar species and how their particular evolutionary paths … Continue reading Scientists Research Key Amphibian and Reptile Species on St. Maarten to Map their Evolution and their Historical Migration.

Sint Maarten Sea Turtles Experiencing a Decline in Nesting and Increase in Deaths, Nature Foundation St. Maarten Urges for Protection and Enforcement

The sea turtle nesting season of 2019 showed the presence of all three nesting species on our beaches; leatherback, green and hawksbill nets were found, however their beach habitat and survival are severely threatened on St. Maarten. Sea turtle nests were recorded on Gibbs Bay, Mullet Bay, Dawn Beach, Simpson Bay and Guana Bay Beach, … Continue reading Sint Maarten Sea Turtles Experiencing a Decline in Nesting and Increase in Deaths, Nature Foundation St. Maarten Urges for Protection and Enforcement

Nature Foundation Calls on Volunteers for Sea Turtle Nesting Patrols

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The Nature Foundation St Maarten is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to patrol beaches for signs of sea turtle nesting. These precious sea creatures usually come ashore to lay their eggs during the nesting season that runs from April through November each year. Sea turtle population numbers have declined due to human impact.

Nature Foundation Sint Maarten Researches Status of Vulnerable and Endemic Bearded Anole Lizard

The Nature Foundation Sint Maarten, in collaboration with RAVON (Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation Netherlands), is currently researching the local status of the bearded anole (Anolis pogus) lizard, also known as the Anguilla Bank bush anole. The bearded anole is an important endemic species to Sint Maarten, which means that the species is native and … Continue reading Nature Foundation Sint Maarten Researches Status of Vulnerable and Endemic Bearded Anole Lizard

Nature Foundation Relocates Endangered Sea Turtle Nest From Great Bay Beach to Simpson Bay Due to Human Pressure

The St. Maarten Nature Foundation was alerted to a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting on Great Bay Beach early on Friday morning. Upon arrival at the location it was found that the turtle nested in an unsuitable location in the sand on Great Bay beach and it was decided to relocate the nest in … Continue reading Nature Foundation Relocates Endangered Sea Turtle Nest From Great Bay Beach to Simpson Bay Due to Human Pressure