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Increased Sargassum Seaweed Collects on the Eastern Beaches of St. Maarten and an Increased Beaching Event of Sargassum is Expected

The Nature Foundation is forewarning the public about the increased amounts of Sargassum Seaweed on the Eastern beaches of St. Maarten. As we head into the summer months the temperature increases which causes the sargassum to bloom and large amounts are expected for this summer. This seaweed has been an increasing problem throughout the Caribbean … Continue reading Increased Sargassum Seaweed Collects on the Eastern Beaches of St. Maarten and an Increased Beaching Event of Sargassum is Expected

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reports Massive Tilapia Fish Die Off in the Great Salt Pond

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten received reports of a massive fish die off in the channel between Great Salt Pond and Fresh Pond in Philipsburg. On Monday 25th of May, upon arrival at the location an estimated amount of 1000 Tilapia fish already died in the area and were floating in the channel at the … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Reports Massive Tilapia Fish Die Off in the Great Salt Pond

The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Launches first Eco-Bracelet to show support in Protecting and Enhancing St. Maarten’s Natural Environment!

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The Nature Foundation St. Maarten presents their first Eco-Bracelets which identifies the carrier as an eco-warrior and symbolizes their commitment to a clean and sustainable St. Maarten, the project is made possible through the generous contribution from the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) on behalf of their members. The Eco-bracelet is made from recycled polyethylene … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Launches first Eco-Bracelet to show support in Protecting and Enhancing St. Maarten’s Natural Environment!

Support the Nature Foundation St. Maarten by voting for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant!

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The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is eligible to receive votes for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant of $5,000 USD, which has been made possible by the Turtle Island Restoration Network and SEE Turtles to support sea turtle research and conservation projects. The Nature Foundation has actively managed and monitored the sea turtle nesting activities … Continue reading Support the Nature Foundation St. Maarten by voting for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant!

The Nature Foundation is eligible for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant

The Nature Foundation, St. Maarten is eligible to receive votes for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant of $5,000 USD, which has been made possible by the Turtle Island Restoration Network and SEE Turtles to support sea turtle research and conservation projects. The Nature Foundation has actively managed and monitored the sea turtle nesting activities … Continue reading The Nature Foundation is eligible for the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant

Nature Foundation St. Maarten Evaluates the Environmental Impact of Middle Region’s Bushfire

Last week the Nature Foundation St. Maarten assessed the areas of Middle Region, Madame Estate, Arc Road and Sucker Garden to evaluate the environmental impact of the bushfire that spread throughout those regions in the late hours of Monday, April 20th. “The bushfire significantly damaged the native vegetation and wildlife of St. Maarten, decreasing our … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Evaluates the Environmental Impact of Middle Region’s Bushfire

Nature Foundation St. Maarten Records Third Deceased Sea turtle due to a Boat Strike for 2020

Last week the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle on Simpson Bay beach close to the Beacon Hill area. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat strike in Simpson Bay waters and washed up on shore. The year 2020 started not that long ago and already … Continue reading Nature Foundation St. Maarten Records Third Deceased Sea turtle due to a Boat Strike for 2020

Nature Foundation and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education visit local schools to educate students about the importance of Coral Reefs and introduce Student Competition

Last week staff of the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and members of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education visited several local high schools to give presentations about the importance of coral reefs and the threats and issues facing St. Maarten’s reef system. During the school visits the team introduced their Coral Competition and encouraged students … Continue reading Nature Foundation and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education visit local schools to educate students about the importance of Coral Reefs and introduce Student Competition

St. Maarten’s Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations Present Support Letter to Parliament for the ban on Single-use Plastic Items Initiated by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams

Today, several environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, Non-Profit organizations and initiatives active in the environmental sector, presented a collaborative support letter to the members of parliament for the implementation of the ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam initiated by Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams. The organizations active in the environmental sector on St. Maarten … Continue reading St. Maarten’s Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations Present Support Letter to Parliament for the ban on Single-use Plastic Items Initiated by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams

Telem Group and Nature Foundation Team up to Help Save St. Maarten Coral Reefs

TelEm Group in collaboration with the Nature Foundation are joining forces to increase public awareness about endangered coral reefs in surrounding St. Maarten waters. The joint effort has seen the placement of special donation boxes at various TelEm Group locations along with public awareness flyers about the threat to coral reefs around the island and … Continue reading Telem Group and Nature Foundation Team up to Help Save St. Maarten Coral Reefs