The Nature Foundation Sint Maarten is the management and scientific authority with regards to the marine and terrestrial ecosystems, species management and specifically introduced species for the territory of Sint Maarten. In Addition, the Nature Foundation St. Maarten is the management authority for the Man of War Shoal National Marine Protected Area.

In order to conduct scientific research and projects related to the marine or terrestrial ecosystems on Sint Maarten, authorization needs to be given by the Nature Foundation and compensations are established to work with or under the supervision of the Nature Foundation.

In order to receive permission to conduct scientific research or an environmental project on St. Maarten prior authorization must be given by the Nature Foundation. To receive this approval email the following documentation to:

Project Proposal Provide full research proposal. (English only)
CV or resume of Lead
Submit current CV for lead researcher that will be conducting project.

Once the following has been submitted a research or project authorization fee will be requested and payment details for the administration fees will be sent to the organizing party.

You may apply for a research or Project authorization from abroad or in St. Maarten but project approval and research payment fees must be received prior to ANY type of research being conducted.