St Maarten Nature Foundation Organizes for the Third Time Kids Shark Day at Buccaneer Beach Bar on Saturday the 9th of June

From the 8th until the 16th of June there will be an entire week dedicated to sharks at the Nature Foundation in St. Maarten. As part of St Maarten Shark Week a day full of shark activities will be organized for the third time at Buccaneer Beach bar on Saturday the 9th of June from … Continue reading St Maarten Nature Foundation Organizes for the Third Time Kids Shark Day at Buccaneer Beach Bar on Saturday the 9th of June

Exceptional Shark and Ocean Themed Art Exhibition Will Kick Off Third Nature Foundation St Maarten Shark Week

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The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation will be organizing its first Shark and Ocean themed Art Exhibition at the Axum Art Café on the 8th of June 2018 as part of St Maarten Shark Week. The Art Exhibition will be the kick off event for this year’s Shark Week, which will be held from the 8th … Continue reading Exceptional Shark and Ocean Themed Art Exhibition Will Kick Off Third Nature Foundation St Maarten Shark Week

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Relaunches Save our Sharks Shark Conservation Project

Cole Bay— The St Maarten Nature Foundation has restarted its shark conservation program as part of the DCNA Save Our Sharks project funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery. The research is aimed at better understanding the life characteristics of sharks in St Maarten waters including population structure, abundance and migration. The Foundation has had … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Relaunches Save our Sharks Shark Conservation Project

Nature Foundation and Axum Art Café invite all St Maarten Artists to submit Shark and Ocean themed Art work for Nature Foundation Art Exhibition

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation will be organizing the first Shark and Ocean themed Art Exhibition at the Axum Art Café on the 8th of June 2018 as part of St Maarten Shark Week. The Art Exhibition will be the kick off of this year’s Shark Week, which will be held from the 8th until … Continue reading Nature Foundation and Axum Art Café invite all St Maarten Artists to submit Shark and Ocean themed Art work for Nature Foundation Art Exhibition

Nature Foundation Intercepts Poachers in Marine Park, Seized Fish Donated to White and Yellow Cross Foundation

Adhering to no fishing rules of the Marine Park important to rebuilding local fish stocks Staff of the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation intercepted the vessel Oyster, with registration number SX1438, that was found poaching illegally in the Man of War Shoal National Marine Park at the location 17 ̊-59.511 N and 63 ̊-03.327 W close … Continue reading Nature Foundation Intercepts Poachers in Marine Park, Seized Fish Donated to White and Yellow Cross Foundation

Nature Foundation Assesses Marine Park and Dive Sites After Irma

Due to Hurricane Irma causing significant damage to underwater life because of storm surge and strong water motion, the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation conducted initial Marine Park and Dive Site assessment to determine the level of impact underwater. Initial marine assessment was carried out from the 28th of September until the 6th of October 2017.

Dutch Television Crew on Island to Film Nature Foundation Activities

Last week, the well-known Dutch Television show ‘Bestemming’ was on Sint Maarten to film and document Nature Foundation’s activities that are funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery. The Dutch television episode will mainly showcase the work done by the Foundation and the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance in their ‘Save our Sharks’ project which aims … Continue reading Dutch Television Crew on Island to Film Nature Foundation Activities

Manager Returns from Ocean Conservation Leadership Exchange in the United States

Managing Director of the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Tadzio Bervoets Recently Returned from the prestigious IVLP Program, a three-week International Visitor Leadership Exchange Program cantered on Ocean Conservation and Sustainable Use and Management of Marine Resources. The IVLP program is the United States State Department’s Premier Leadership Program designed to expose international Leaders in their … Continue reading Manager Returns from Ocean Conservation Leadership Exchange in the United States

Nature Foundation Visits Schools for Shark Week

Recently, during St Maarten Nature Foundation Shark Week, Nature Foundation staff visited several Elementary schools to educate the kids about sharks, shark conservation and the Caribbean Ecosystem. The Foundation visited six schools; the St. Maarten Montessori School, the Dr Martin Luther King School, the Sr. Borgia School, the Sr Magda School, the Sr Marie Laurence … Continue reading Nature Foundation Visits Schools for Shark Week

Nature Foundation Hosts First Dutch Kingdom Shark Count

As part of the Save our Sharks Project the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation organized the very first Kingdom Shark Count in cooperation with several local dive schools including Ocean Explorers, Dive Safaris and Dive Adventures. The Shark Count was executed simultaneously on all six Dutch Caribbean island and in the Netherlands. The shark count contributes … Continue reading Nature Foundation Hosts First Dutch Kingdom Shark Count