PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten, 7 August 2023 – The installation of a birding platform on Great Salt Pond is scheduled for late August, part of the Nature Foundation’s new Birding and Ecotourism project. A small section of white mangroves will be trimmed and removed on August 7 to make room for the public access viewing platform, … Continue reading Progress underway for bird viewing platform on Great Salt Pond
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten, 26 July 2023 – On July 12, the Ministry of VROMI announced its pre-approval of Little Key island as a protected nature park, after a decade of ongoing efforts between the government, the Nature Foundation, and Environmental Protection for the Caribbean (EPIC). The establishment of Little Key Nature Park represents a small but … Continue reading Proposal to make Little Key a protected nature park moves forward in government
The Nature Foundation St Maarten outplanted mangroves in Mullet Pond with the help of students from Milton Peters College and Jorakhae Freediving School last Friday. The entire day the students and volunteers worked intensively to enhance St Maarten’s environment and to assist nature in recovering from Hurricane Irma. The mangroves in Mullet Pond experienced and … Continue reading Nature Foundation Plants Mangroves in Mullet Pond to Restore Areas Lost Due to Hurricane Irma
Cole Bay- the Nature Foundation St Maarten organized a field trip for the young students of the Sister Regina School on last Tuesday. The students visited Mullet Pond and learned about the importance of Wetlands and Mangroves and how they protect Sint Maarten from storm surge. The students also learned about the impact of trash on … Continue reading Sister Regina Students Learn About Mangroves and Clean Mullet Bay Beach
The Nature Foundation is calling on all businesses, stores, bars, restaurants, tour operators and event organizers to start using biodegradable and reusable products instead of single-use plastics. Single-use plastic is one of the biggest environmental catastrophes of this generation and a major contributor to the current situation at the Philipsburg landfill. A lot of our single-use … Continue reading Nature Foundation Calls on Businesses to Use Biodegradable and Reusable Products
On Saturday the 9th of June, the Nature Foundation organized a very successful Shark Day for children at Buccaneer Beach Bar, which was attended by about 100 kids. The kids had great fun and learned everything about sharks through games, quizzes and activities. Kids could even be a real scientist by learning everything about shark … Continue reading Nature Foundation’s Kids Shark Day great success!
Last week the Nature Foundation visited the second form of Milton Peters College to teach the students about the importance of our coral reefs and about the Foundation’s Coral Restoration Project. Worldwide coral reefs are declining due to global warming, pollution, overfishing and habitat destruction, St Maarten’s coral reefs are also facing several threats and … Continue reading Nature Foundation Teaches Milton Peters College Students About Coral Reefs, Mangroves and Littering
Sint Maarten’s most important wetland, Mullet Pond, was cleared of the massive houseboat that sank after Hurricane Irma on Wednesday. With the help of local dive company Atlantech Divers the Foundation was able to remove the houseboat to a location outside of the conservation zone. “We are so very grateful to the team from Atlantech … Continue reading Sunken Houseboat Successfully Removed from Mullet Pond Ramsar Site
On Saturday the 2nd of December the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation gave an update to Their Majesties King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on the environmental impacts and the organization's activities post Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
One of Sint Maarten’s most important wetlands, Mullet Pond, was cleaned and restored by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation as a part of the organization’s environmental response post hurricanes Irma and Maria. Mullet Pond is listed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Treaty. The Ramsar Convention, signed in Iran in 1971, is … Continue reading Nature Foundation Cleans and Restores Mullet Pond; Sint Maarten’s Most Important Wetland