The Nature Foundation assisted the police and prosecutor’s office to take a large snake (Burmese Phython of almost 4 m) which was held as a pet in a small enclosure (max 3 by 3 feet). According to the ‘Algemene PolitieKeur’ Article 29 it is prohibited to keep wild animals without a permit of the minister, … Continue reading Large python snake seized by the police
The Nature Foundation would like to extend their deepest condolences to the friends and family members of the woman who died on Orient Bay beach. It is very saddened to hear about this accident and that the cause of her death is due to a shark. “Human fatalities due to shark bites are very rare … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reminds the Public that Sharks are Protected on Sint Maarten.
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten receives funding from the Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR) Grant Scheme to execute a Monkey Management Research Project and hires project coordinator Alice Manley to execute the research. The research project will be focused on developing a durable Management Plan which can be implemented over the years (if funding is … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Starts Monkey Management Research Funded by the Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR) Grant Scheme.
Last Sunday one of Nature Foundation’s tagged tiger sharks ended up deceased on Plum Bay Beach. The female tiger shark was measured and assessed by the Nature Foundation, as it ended up on French territory the Collectivité removed the shark. The animal was carrying a visible research tag from the Nature Foundation, which provides the … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten collects data from deceased shark at Plum Bay Beach
Red Cross and Nature Foundation St. Maarten Re-greening SXM Project will be hosting their final tree-planting event of the year on Saturday December 5th, 2020. The Re-greening SXM Project (an initiative of Red Cross and the Nature Foundation St. Maarten) will be organizing its third and final tree-planting event in Seaside Nature Park. In the … Continue reading Re-greening SXM Project to Launch their Final Tree Planting Event
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 with the assistance of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and their director Tadzio Bervoets. Ocean Explorers Dive Center also generously provided assistance by lending their boat to the Nature Foundation … Continue reading Nature Foundation Conducts Annual Scientifically Assessments of the Islands Coral Reefs Using GCRMN Standards with assistance of DCNA and Ocean Explorers
AUC Phi Chi Medical Fraternity Service Chair, Julie Wancik and the Nature Foundation St. Maarten have organized a virtual 5K race to support the efforts of the foundation to protect and preserve the island’s natural environment. In respect to social distancing protocols this race was designed as an event that individuals could take part in … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten partners with the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of American University of the Caribbean to host its first Virtual 5K Race for a Cause.
The Nature Foundation St. Maarten hosted the first Coral Education Snorkel for local students funded by the ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied’ and facilitated by Aqua Mania Watersports, last Sunday November 1st. Local students learned about corals, threats to corals and the importance of these animals and ecosystems, the students had a first-hand experience to … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Organized first Coral Education Snorkel and Launches the Save St. Maarten’s Coral Reefs Competition for Local Students
Over the weekend the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle found in the waters close to Beacon Hill and Burgeaux bay. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat engine and was drifting around for some days, until it was found on Sunday by the dive school … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Shares Concern over Excessive Numbers of Fatal Boat Strikes on Sea Turtles in 2020
The Climate Cleanup Foundation visited St. Maarten to study sargassum landings, collect sargassum, perform tests and take samples, in order to find solutions for the sargassum invasions by researching several options of using the sargassum and possibly create carbon sinks. Two members of the Climate Cleanup Team visited Sint Maarten in September to conduct research … Continue reading Sargassum Research Team from the Climate Cleanup Foundation Conducted Pilot Study on Sint Maarten in Collaboration with the Nature Foundation St. Maarten.