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The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Organized Two Free Coral Education Snorkels, Thanks to Windward Roads, Local Sponsors and the Scuba Shop.

Last weekend the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten had the possibility to conduct two free Coral Education Snorkel Trips. These snorkels were funded by sponsors, such as Windward Roads, FKG, Dock Maarten Marina, and Port de Plaisance Marina, and won as prizes for the 8th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt organized by the Scuba Shop. These free … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Organized Two Free Coral Education Snorkels, Thanks to Windward Roads, Local Sponsors and the Scuba Shop.

Blue Marine Foundation Launches New Partnership with Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and Nature Foundations St. Maarten

Ocean charity makes initial grant of $90,000 to marine parks on six Dutch Caribbean islands. Award will fund projects including coral protection, and training youth marine rangers. Ocean conservation charity Blue Marine Foundation has announced it is awarding $90,000 in funding to support marine conservation in the Dutch Caribbean. A range of projects run by … Continue reading Blue Marine Foundation Launches New Partnership with Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and Nature Foundations St. Maarten

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Partners with the California Academy of Sciences to Support Environmental Education on St. Maarten.

As a foundational piece of its Islands 2030 initiative, the California Academy is proud to partner with the Nature Foundation on the hiring of Eudoxia Williams-James as the Islands 2030 Education Project Coordinator for Sint Maarten. Together, the two organizations will now work to conduct a large-scale, nature education gap analysis informed by wide-ranging community listening, resulting in the … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Partners with the California Academy of Sciences to Support Environmental Education on St. Maarten.

Caribbean Experts Join Forces for Sea Urchin Restoration

First week of april, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance hosted a sea urchin (Diadema Antillarum) restoration workshop on Saba. This workshop was led by University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein (VHL). During the workshop experts and representatives from the Dutch Caribbean and Jamaica came together to join forces towards coral reef restoration. This workshop … Continue reading Caribbean Experts Join Forces for Sea Urchin Restoration

Once again, the Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reports Dead Sea Turtle due to Boat Strike; Collaborates with the Coastguard to Decrease Speeding of Vessels in the Simpson Bay Lagoon to Prevent more Fatalities of these Endangered Species.

Last month the Nature Foundation St. Maarten recorded once again a sea turtle which succumbed due to a heavy boat strike in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The green sea turtle stood no chance and quickly died after being hit by boat propellers. This reoccurring problem, whereby speeding boats struck sea turtles especially the turtles in … Continue reading Once again, the Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reports Dead Sea Turtle due to Boat Strike; Collaborates with the Coastguard to Decrease Speeding of Vessels in the Simpson Bay Lagoon to Prevent more Fatalities of these Endangered Species.

Unique Solutions Presented for Nature Conservation on St. Maarten

Nature Foundation St. Maarten showcased their critical conservation work during the 2022 Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) Board Meeting.  During this presentation they drew attention to the island’s environmental threats while introducing impactful solutions to help improve the overall state of nature for the island. Although the Nature Foundation made great advancements on St. Maarten … Continue reading Unique Solutions Presented for Nature Conservation on St. Maarten

Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Supports Attendance of Protected Area Conservationists to Attend BirdsCaribbean Landbird Monitoring Workshop

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) recently supported the attendance of representatives from the Protected Area Management Organizations of Aruba (Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba), Bonaire (STINAPA), Saba (Saba Conservation Foundation) and Sint Maarten (the Nature Foundation) to a five-day BirdsCaribbean Landbird Monitoring Workshop in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic where participants were trained in increasing the capability … Continue reading Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Supports Attendance of Protected Area Conservationists to Attend BirdsCaribbean Landbird Monitoring Workshop

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Conducts Impactful In-No-Plastic Presentations and Beach Clean-ups with Local Schools.

Nature Foundation St. Maarten has presented crucial information at local schools as well as conducted beach clean-ups with small groups of students on four different beaches, Kimsha beach, Mullet Bay, Belair and Great Bay beach. These activities are part of the In-No-Plastic Project, a European Union-funded global initiative that raises awareness about plastic waste and … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Conducts Impactful In-No-Plastic Presentations and Beach Clean-ups with Local Schools.

Nature Foundation St. Maarten Places First Sea Turtle Nesting Information Sign at Mullet Bay Beach Together with the Minister of VROMI

The first Sea turtle nesting sign was placed at Mullet Bay beach by the Nature Foundation together with the Minister of VROMI. From left to right; Delhon Hewitt Marine Park Ranger of the Nature Foundation, Melanie Meijer zu Schlochtern Manager of the Nature Foundation, Egbert Doran Minister of VROMI and Ildiko Gilders Policy Advisor Nature … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Places First Sea Turtle Nesting Information Sign at Mullet Bay Beach Together with the Minister of VROMI

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Completes Assistance to the NRPB Shipwreck Removal Project; Environmental Monitoring, Transplanting Corals and Marine Life, were Successfully Conducted.

During the removal of the shipwrecks from Hurricane Irma in 2017 that remain in the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the Nature Foundation assisted the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) and its contractors. The Foundation staff has conducted environmental monitoring, assistance and advice, to ensure that the disposal of these wrecks has the least potential impact on … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Completes Assistance to the NRPB Shipwreck Removal Project; Environmental Monitoring, Transplanting Corals and Marine Life, were Successfully Conducted.