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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

Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Partners with Nature Foundation, STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund for Youth Environmental Exchange

The Nature Foundation St Maarten is looking for students in the age 12 and 13 years old with affinity for nature conservation and marine life for a very exciting event called: Junior Ranger Exchange! The DCNA (Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance) board would like to invite youths of each island of the Dutch Caribbean to represent … Continue reading Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Partners with Nature Foundation, STINAPA Bonaire and World Wildlife Fund for Youth Environmental Exchange

Bervoets Leaves Nature Foundation to Become Interim Director at Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance

Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets will be leaving the Foundation to head the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance as of October 1st. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), based in Bonaire, is a regional partnership of conservation organizations including the national parks on the six islands of the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius … Continue reading Bervoets Leaves Nature Foundation to Become Interim Director at Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance

Nature Foundation Recommends the Community to Eliminate Styrofoam Products; Styrofoam is A Hazard to the Environment and the Human Body

Nature Foundation encourages the community to stop using Styrofoam containers, cups and other Styrofoam food packaging. Styrofoam has become widely accepted as an everyday product for food packaging and insulating food and beverages from heat or cold. However, many people do not realize that it is made from polystyrene, a petroleum-based plastic made of highly … Continue reading Nature Foundation Recommends the Community to Eliminate Styrofoam Products; Styrofoam is A Hazard to the Environment and the Human Body

Nature Foundation St Maarten Expresses Appreciation to Businesses that Have Reduced Use of Single-use Plastics

The Nature Foundation Sint Maarten expresses their sincere appreciation to Lagoonies Bar and Bistro, Buccaneer Beach Bar, Dinghy Dock, Toppers Restaurant and Bar, Palapa Village, Pinche Gringo, Freedom Fighter's Ital Shack, Buffalo Wings, Lazy Lizard, Melange Grill, Isola Authentic Italian Restaurant, Mary’s Boon, D-boat, Blue Bitch Bar, Taloula Flights, Joga SXM, Karakter beach Bar, Dive Sint … Continue reading Nature Foundation St Maarten Expresses Appreciation to Businesses that Have Reduced Use of Single-use Plastics

Nature Foundation Conducts Annual Scientifically Assessments of the Islands Coral Reefs Using GCRMN Standards

The Nature Foundation St Maarten once again scientifically monitored the state of the country’s coral reefs to determine coral reef changes over the years. Each year reef monitoring is conducted according to the GCRMN-Caribbean scientific monitoring methods in order to determine the health, composition and state of our coral reefs. The Foundation is worried about the current … Continue reading Nature Foundation Conducts Annual Scientifically Assessments of the Islands Coral Reefs Using GCRMN Standards

Nature Foundation Calls on Community to Eliminate Balloons from the Environment: Our Celebrations are Wreaking Havoc on our Marine and Wildlife

The Nature Foundation St Maarten would like to raise awareness about the harmful impacts of balloons on our environment, marine and wildlife and is asking the community to disregard the usage of balloons. Balloons have been the primary accessory of celebrations since the 1800s. They serve as a fun and pretty decoration for birthdays, weddings, … Continue reading Nature Foundation Calls on Community to Eliminate Balloons from the Environment: Our Celebrations are Wreaking Havoc on our Marine and Wildlife

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Joins Expert Meeting to Tackle New Coral Disease

Key West, August 1, 2019 – Experts from around the Caribbean region are meeting at the Eco-Discovery Centre in Key West to share information on an emerging and unprecedented threat to Caribbean coral reefs posed by a coral disease first documented in Florida and now being reported at sites across the region. Since 2014, the Florida Reef … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Joins Expert Meeting to Tackle New Coral Disease

Water Quality Test Conducted by Nature Foundation at Great Bay Beach Shows Sewage Contamination

Great Bay- The Nature Foundation carried out water quality tests at Great Bay Beach after the rainy conditions of the last week resulted in major runoff in the Great Bay Area. Runoff from the communities surrounding Great Bay as well as the opening of the floodgates of the Great Salt Pond resulted in a drop … Continue reading Water Quality Test Conducted by Nature Foundation at Great Bay Beach Shows Sewage Contamination