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The Nature Foundation St Maarten is looking for an Educational Outreach Officer

Due to the generous support from Port de Plaisance Marina, the Nature Foundation is able to hire an Educational Outreach Officer to assist the Foundation in their daily activities and strengthen the environmental education and awareness on St. Maarten.  The Educational Outreach Officer will be responsible for the outreach, education and communication part of the … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St Maarten is looking for an Educational Outreach Officer

Nature Foundation Discovered Single-Use Plastics are the Biggest Beach Polluter during St Maarten’s First Brand Audit Cleanup

Nature Foundation Discovered Single-Use Plastics are the Biggest Beach Polluter during St Maarten’s First Brand Audit Cleanup The Nature Foundation St Maarten first brand audit cleanup results revealed that the number one of littered items on St Maarten beaches are single-use plastics. Volunteers and members from SXM A.C.T.I.O.N. and the Nature Foundation spent approximately two … Continue reading Nature Foundation Discovered Single-Use Plastics are the Biggest Beach Polluter during St Maarten’s First Brand Audit Cleanup

Nature Foundation St Maarten organizes first Brand Audit clean up volunteer event on Saturday, in collaboration with SXM Action, SXM Beer and Hay! Straw St Maarten.

This Saturday the first St Maarten Brand Audit cleanup event will be organized for volunteers to attend at Mullet Bay beach in the afternoon, volunteers will be rewarded with free beer, snacks, drinks and can try out the amazing Hay! biodegradable straws! During the Brand Audit cleanup event, volunteers will organize the collected trash based … Continue reading Nature Foundation St Maarten organizes first Brand Audit clean up volunteer event on Saturday, in collaboration with SXM Action, SXM Beer and Hay! Straw St Maarten.

Nature Foundation Warns for Expected Sea Turtle Hatching and Ask Public to be Cautious!

The sea turtle nesting season officially ended with the start of this month, as the nesting season runs from April till November each year, however hatching of sea turtle nests are still being expected throughout December and January. The Nature Foundation, which is the assigned organization to monitor sea turtle nesting on Sint Maarten, is … Continue reading Nature Foundation Warns for Expected Sea Turtle Hatching and Ask Public to be Cautious!

German Television Crew on Island to Film Nature Foundation Conservation Activities

This week, the well-known German television documentary ‘Mare TV’ (Ocean TV) film crew is on Sint Maarten to film among others ocean activities of the Nature Foundation, such as the coral restoration project, pelican monitoring and the environmental impacts of the shipwrecks in the lagoon. The German program Mare TV is portraying landscapes and people … Continue reading German Television Crew on Island to Film Nature Foundation Conservation Activities

Pelican Peak and Nature Foundation St. Maarten Partnered for the first ‘Trash For Tours’ Event

The First Trash for Tours event hosted by Pelican Peak and the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, whereby participants could do the Pelican Peak experience free of charge by collecting trash, turned out to be a great success! On Sunday the 24th of November, at least 30 volunteers gathered at Dock Maarten, next door to the … Continue reading Pelican Peak and Nature Foundation St. Maarten Partnered for the first ‘Trash For Tours’ Event

Nature Foundation Attended Sustainable Financing Workshop for Nature Management Provided by the Wolfs Company and funded by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and WWF Netherlands.

Last week the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and World Wide Fund for Nature the Netherlands (WWF-NL) joined forces with Wolfs Company to assist the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten (NFSXM) with strengthening their ability to achieve sustainable financing for nature management in St Maarten. Nature Foundation staff and board members and representatives from the VROMI … Continue reading Nature Foundation Attended Sustainable Financing Workshop for Nature Management Provided by the Wolfs Company and funded by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and WWF Netherlands.

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.