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.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria have done considerable damage to buildings and infrastructure, but also St. Maarten’s nature has suffered a dramatic blow, researchers Wendy Jesse and Rotem Zilber recently discovered.
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation was contacted by the Immigration Department at the Simpson Bay Substation regarding an injured turtle which was dropped off at that location by a vessel. From the account given to the Nature Foundation the vessel struck the turtle in the Simpson Bay Lagoon, cracking the turtle’s upper shell. Upon arrival … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Rescues Sea Turtle Injured In Simpson Bay Lagoon; Urges Boaters to Adhere to Speed Limits to Avoid Collisions with Wildlife
Native Sea Turtle Population Can Be Brought into Jeopardy The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently carried out a wide scale assesment of the threats to St. Maarten’s Native Sea Turtle population which mostly nests at Guana Bay Beach. Over the last two months there have been activities that have been occuring on Guana Bay which … Continue reading Nature Foundation has Grave Concerns Regarding Activities on Guana Bay Beach