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Caribbean Shark Coalition will host the first regional workshop to improve shark and ray science and conservation in the Greater Caribbean Region

The Caribbean Shark Coalition (CSC) will host the first regional workshop in St. Maarten from September 12-16, 2022.The goal of this workshop is to provide in-field training and support the long-term goals of building capacity for shark and ray science and conservation in the Greater Caribbean region. Over 20 participants consisting of scientists, divers, conservationists, … Continue reading Caribbean Shark Coalition will host the first regional workshop to improve shark and ray science and conservation in the Greater Caribbean Region

DCNA Organizes Junior Ranger Exchange Week 2022

The Junior Rangers just wrapped up their annual exchange event. Youngsters from all six islands got together to learn about the unique biodiversity within the Dutch Caribbean and lay the foundation for future inter-island collaboration. From sea view sunrises to late night glow in the dark treks, these students had a fun filled week full … Continue reading DCNA Organizes Junior Ranger Exchange Week 2022

Proposed location of Marion artificial reef identified, to be placed in Man of War Shoal Marine Park

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – After intensive consultation with stakeholders, the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) is in the process of finalizing arrangements to sink the salvaged 27-meter-long tugboat Marion in the Man of War Shoal Marine Park to create an artificial reef and dive site. Since January 2022, the NRPB has held discussions with a … Continue reading Proposed location of Marion artificial reef identified, to be placed in Man of War Shoal Marine Park

DCNA Junior Ranger Exchange Event 2022

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) is excited to announce the 2022 Junior Ranger Exchange event, which will be held on St. Eustatius between July30th and August 5th.  Junior Rangers from Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten will come together to learn all about the unique biodiversity within the Dutch Caribbean, and work … Continue reading DCNA Junior Ranger Exchange Event 2022

In Honor of World Ocean Day: Partners of In-No-Plastic Project, Nature Foundation SXM and CC1 Lead Successful Beach Clean Up

On June 10th , Nature Foundation St. Maarten partnered with CC1 St. Maarten and Corona Beer to conduct a successful clean-up at Mullet Bay in honor of World Ocean Day. Nearly 100 people came out to support this worthy cause and collected over 1955.6lbs (887kgs) of litter! Various groups collected over 100lbs of litter per group, … Continue reading In Honor of World Ocean Day: Partners of In-No-Plastic Project, Nature Foundation SXM and CC1 Lead Successful Beach Clean Up

Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences meet with Minister of Education to discuss Science and Nature Education Project

Representatives of the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and the California Academy of Sciences visited the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe E. Samuel. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the Minister to the St. Maarten Environmental Learning Seed Project, a new project born from the partnership between the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences meet with Minister of Education to discuss Science and Nature Education Project

Nature Foundation Responds to Fuel Spill at Sol

Mid-Morning on Monday, June 13th the Nature Foundation responded to calls regarding a fuel spill occurring in the area of Cay Bay. Upon investigation it was confirmed that the spill originated from Sol. Foundation staff and Sol crews tried to mitigate the spill using fuel absorbent supplies, however the extent of the incident and the difficult … Continue reading Nature Foundation Responds to Fuel Spill at Sol

Leatherback Sea Turtle Spotted on Simpson Bay during Nesting Season

At the beginning of June, the Nature foundation confirmed the nesting activity of a Leatherback Sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) on Simpson Bay Beach. The Foundation received several reports from the public regarding a sea turtle being spotted in the area of Karakter Beach Bar, attempting to nest. Sea turtle nesting season occurs in St. Maarten each year … Continue reading Leatherback Sea Turtle Spotted on Simpson Bay during Nesting Season

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