The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) recently supported the attendance of representatives from the Protected Area Management Organizations of Aruba (Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba), Bonaire (STINAPA), Saba (Saba Conservation Foundation) and Sint Maarten (the Nature Foundation) to a five-day BirdsCaribbean Landbird Monitoring Workshop in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic where participants were trained in increasing the capability … Continue reading Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Supports Attendance of Protected Area Conservationists to Attend BirdsCaribbean Landbird Monitoring Workshop
Nature Foundation St. Maarten has presented crucial information at local schools as well as conducted beach clean-ups with small groups of students on four different beaches, Kimsha beach, Mullet Bay, Belair and Great Bay beach. These activities are part of the In-No-Plastic Project, a European Union-funded global initiative that raises awareness about plastic waste and … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Conducts Impactful In-No-Plastic Presentations and Beach Clean-ups with Local Schools.
The first Sea turtle nesting sign was placed at Mullet Bay beach by the Nature Foundation together with the Minister of VROMI. From left to right; Delhon Hewitt Marine Park Ranger of the Nature Foundation, Melanie Meijer zu Schlochtern Manager of the Nature Foundation, Egbert Doran Minister of VROMI and Ildiko Gilders Policy Advisor Nature … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Places First Sea Turtle Nesting Information Sign at Mullet Bay Beach Together with the Minister of VROMI
During the removal of the shipwrecks from Hurricane Irma in 2017 that remain in the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the Nature Foundation assisted the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) and its contractors. The Foundation staff has conducted environmental monitoring, assistance and advice, to ensure that the disposal of these wrecks has the least potential impact on … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Completes Assistance to the NRPB Shipwreck Removal Project; Environmental Monitoring, Transplanting Corals and Marine Life, were Successfully Conducted.
Kralendijk, Bonaire –The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) released the first edition of Bionews Kids. Bionews Kids is a free printed and online nature magazine for children of ages 9-11 on the six Dutch Caribbean islands. It was designed based on increasing reading, sparking curiosity and educate kids about the extraordinary nature and its threats on … Continue reading DCNA Launches Bionews Kids – A New Magazine to Empower Youth in the Dutch Caribbean
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten has continuously seen a disturbing amount of plastic pollution on the island, especially by Zagersgut road located alongside the Fresh Pond, which is also an Important Bird Area for St. Maarten. Various plastic and other litter items were blown into a small inlet in the Fresh Pond disturbing native bird … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Continues to Urge about the Negative Impacts of Littering and Pollution
Once more, a sea turtle was fatally struck by a boat engine in the Simpson Bay lagoon, the Nature Foundation counted four sea turtle fatalities for 2021. The Foundation received a call regarding an injured sea turtle found in the Simpson Bay Lagoon by a Marina. The green sea turtle had no chance of survival … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Records Fourth Fatal Sea Turtle Boat Strike for 2021
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten has begun presenting at local schools on St. Maarten about plastic and how to keep our environment safe and healthy. The presentations are within the In-No-Plastic Project, a European Union-funded global initiative. The presentations teach local students how to limit their plastic use and the effects plastic has on the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Begins School Presentations for In-No-Plastic Initiative to Reduce Plastic
Kralendijk – The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s (DCNA) bi-annual board meeting took place during the recent convention held in Curaçao. Their Excellencies, Governors Holiday and Boekhoudt from Sint Maarten and Aruba, as well as Mr. Jaime Saleh, patron of DCNA, were present as observers for crucial discussions on governance and DCNA’s strategic vision moving forward. … Continue reading Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance is Preparing Dutch Caribbean Conservation Organizations to Withstand External Shocks
Willemstad – The 2021 Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) Convention began with a workshop on climate change resiliency. The workshop served as a platform for knowledge sharing between researchers from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), and Dutch Caribbean experts. The participants discussed the impact of climate change on marine … Continue reading 2021 Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) Convention Begins with a Workshop on Climate Change Resiliency