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Royal Family members to Visit In-No-Plastic Science Fair

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Royal Family will be visiting the In-No-Plastic Science Fair during their visit to the country early February. Various schools, primary and secondary, have been invited to participate in the fair. The theme for this event is, “Plastic and Our Environment.” Nature Foundation staff Christel Horst (right) and Zakiya … Continue reading Royal Family members to Visit In-No-Plastic Science Fair

Nature Foundation Reports Two Sea Turtles Fatally Struck by Boats in Second Week of January, Painting a Dark Picture for 2023

Last week, two sea turtles were fatally struck by vessels in the coastal waters of St. Maarten. On Tuesday, the 10th of January, the Nature Foundation received a call of a sea turtle boat strike in the area of Simpson Bay. Upon arrival, NF crew found clear evidence of the dead green sea turtle being … Continue reading Nature Foundation Reports Two Sea Turtles Fatally Struck by Boats in Second Week of January, Painting a Dark Picture for 2023

PJIAE N.V. supports Nature Foundation’s In-No-Plastic team on their quest to increase public awareness concerning plastic marine litter on St. Maarten

Five informational posters sharing facts about marine plastic litter are now hung in the arrival area of Princess Juliana International Airport. This In-No-Plastic initiative is aimed towards creating behavioral change in nature preservation. Tourists and residents arriving at the airport will be made aware of the island’s challenge to keep plastic out of its beautiful … Continue reading PJIAE N.V. supports Nature Foundation’s In-No-Plastic team on their quest to increase public awareness concerning plastic marine litter on St. Maarten

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication supports Nature Foundation Invasive Species Work.

The Ministry of TEATT has collaborated with the Nature Foundation St. Maarten to support the new Invasive Species Project by providing essential funding. This financial support was used to purchase much needed materials and equipment and to facilitate training by an experienced trapper from the island of St. Kitts. In 2020 Nature Foundation research estimated … Continue reading Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation & Telecommunication supports Nature Foundation Invasive Species Work.

Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences, successfully pilots science and nature related activities with local high schools. 

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten and California Academy of Sciences can look back at a successful first harvest from their partnership under the Islands 2030 St. Martin/Maarten Seed Environmental Learning project. The partners in education joined forces in May 2022 to collaborate on a wide scale plan, focused on creating accessible and equitable science and environmental learning … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten, California Academy of Sciences, successfully pilots science and nature related activities with local high schools. 

FLOW sponsors first prizes at Nature Foundation’s Beach Clean-up this Saturday at Mullet Bay!!!

Do you want to make a difference, have fun and win prizes? Then come on out this Saturday, November 26th, to join Nature Foundation together with FLOW at Mullet Bay beach from 4-6 pm for their monthly beach clean-up. FLOW got on board for this clean-up to sponsor the first prizes in each clean up … Continue reading FLOW sponsors first prizes at Nature Foundation’s Beach Clean-up this Saturday at Mullet Bay!!!

Nature Foundation St. Maarten and DCNA say farewell to Governor Holiday 

Over the last twelve years, His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday has proudly served as Governor of Sint Maarten.  Throughout his tenure, Governor Holiday has been very supportive of nature conservation on St. Maarten and throughout the Dutch Caribbean.  It is with great pleasure that Nature Foundation St. Maarten and Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) have dedicated a … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten and DCNA say farewell to Governor Holiday 

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten partners with Resources for Community Resilience to Support the Birding and Eco-tourism Project.

The Nature Foundation has partnered with Resources for Community Resilience for the ‘St. Maarten Birding and Eco-tourism Project’ to help establish and support birding tours on the island. By utilizing the birding world, the two organizations will collaborate to develop and support eco-tourism for St. Maarten. The two major aspects of the project include; the … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten partners with Resources for Community Resilience to Support the Birding and Eco-tourism Project.

Nature Foundation St. Maarten collaborates with schools and businesses to engage and educate local communities and youth

Nature Foundation St. Maarten is engaging local youth and adults in more educational activities by collaborating with (local) companies and schools. This initiative is aimed towards increasing local awareness and involvement in its mission to preserve the beautiful nature on and around our gorgeous island. By involving more residents in fun nature activities we hope … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten collaborates with schools and businesses to engage and educate local communities and youth

Join the Big Live Nature Quiz and win a Sailing Trip 

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) invites young people, aged 12-14, who live in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Maarten and Sint Eustatius to participate in the third edition of the Big Live Nature Quiz. It is free, online, live, interactive and the quiz contains questions about endangered animals and plants in the Dutch Caribbean. This fun … Continue reading Join the Big Live Nature Quiz and win a Sailing Trip