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Nature Foundation Junior Rangers Experienced Informative Nature Exchange in Bonaire, Organized by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance.

The Nature Foundation Junior Rangers attended an informative nature exchange during the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s youth environmental exchange in Bonaire in October, in collaboration with STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund. The Junior Rangers; Marshall Leone from the Learning Unlimited school, Maya Speetjens from Milton Peters College, Nubia Stomp from St Dominic High school … Continue reading Nature Foundation Junior Rangers Experienced Informative Nature Exchange in Bonaire, Organized by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance.

The Nature Foundation St Maarten is Providing Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to schools!

In the coming months, the Nature Foundation St Maarten will conduct interactive presentations about the impacts of trash on our environment and the need to reduce single-use plastics to primary school students on St Maarten. The Foundation is planned to visit a broad range of primary schools to show the students what littering does to … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St Maarten is Providing Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to schools!

The Nature Foundation St Maarten Researches the Current Status of the National Bird Population the ‘Brown Pelican’ on our Island.

In the coming months the Nature Foundation will determine the population status of the Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) by conducting pelican counts on several important birding locations around the island. Collecting data about Pelicans is important to provide information about the population and resulting threats in Sint Maarten. The new research results of the national … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St Maarten Researches the Current Status of the National Bird Population the ‘Brown Pelican’ on our Island.

Nature Foundation Re-Surveys the Impact of Coral Tissue Loss Disease on St Maarten Reefs; Coral Colonies Still Strongly Impacted by the Disease.

The Nature Foundation has been frequently monitoring the impact of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on St Maarten coral reefs in the last months, to be able to determine the presence of the coral disease and compare the disease outbreak with data from March. The coral disease was first discovered on St Maarten reefs in … Continue reading Nature Foundation Re-Surveys the Impact of Coral Tissue Loss Disease on St Maarten Reefs; Coral Colonies Still Strongly Impacted by the Disease.

Nature Foundation’s Junior Rangers Prepared for Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s Youth Environmental Exchange

Nature Foundation’s Junior Rangers Prepared for Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s Youth Environmental Exchange Four selected Nature Foundation junior rangers will represent St Maarten and our environmental issues during the DCNA’s youth environmental exchange to Bonaire on Friday the 25th of October, in collaboration with STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund. Last Saturday the junior rangers; … Continue reading Nature Foundation’s Junior Rangers Prepared for Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s Youth Environmental Exchange

Nature Foundation St Maarten Expresses Concerns about Beach Reconstruction and Cleaning with heavy equipment.

In the last week the Foundation recorded heavy equipment on several beaches, such as Great Bay Beach and Oyster Bay Beach, in order to reconstruct the beach and remove garbage and sargassum due to the passing’s of storms and swells. The Nature Foundation understand the need of removing and reconstructing after large swells changed the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St Maarten Expresses Concerns about Beach Reconstruction and Cleaning with heavy equipment.

Nature Foundation Warns about Large Amounts of Single-use Plastics in the Environment, Causing Birds to eat our Plastics and Die.

The Nature Foundation St Maarten once more points out the danger of single-use plastics in our environment and nature, and recently located many plastics in our natural habitats. In the last weeks, the Nature Foundation witnessed on several occasions birds to be eating our single-use plastics thinking it is food. This pattern, of animals eating … Continue reading Nature Foundation Warns about Large Amounts of Single-use Plastics in the Environment, Causing Birds to eat our Plastics and Die.

The Nature Foundation Stresses out to Stop Driving on the Beaches of St Maarten.

By Leslie Hickerson The Nature Foundation St Maarten is reminding residents and visitors to stop driving on the beaches of St. Maarten, which causes damage to wildlife and the environment. Beaches all around the island have long been used as an extension of parking areas as well as a common place for 4-wheelers or off-road … Continue reading The Nature Foundation Stresses out to Stop Driving on the Beaches of St Maarten.

Nature Foundation Announces Participants for Youth Environmental Exchange

Collaborates with the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund The Nature Foundation St Maarten selected four youth environmental exchange participants after a tough selection procedure with many suitable applicants. The Foundation congratulates Marshall Leone from the Learning Unlimited school, Maya Speetjens from Milton Peters College, Nubia Stomp from St Dominic High … Continue reading Nature Foundation Announces Participants for Youth Environmental Exchange

Antek IT Solutions and Software Donates New Computer Equipment to the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation

Photocaption Antek IT Solutions & Software, the leading IT solutions and service provider for Sint Maarten and neighboring islands, has donated new computer equipment to the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation. Antek Manager Leo Ligthart (left in picture) donated the equipment to departing Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets and Nature Foundation Board Member Binkie van Es. The Foundation … Continue reading Antek IT Solutions and Software Donates New Computer Equipment to the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation