The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Explains the Negative Effects of Marine Mammal Captivity and Dolphinariums

To spread awareness about the negative impacts, both ethically and environmentally, that can result from marine mammal captivity the Nature Foundation St. Maarten would like to make the public aware of these serious negative impacts regarding these establishments and the effect on the environment and tourism. Dolphins in the wild swim up to 100 kilometers … Continue reading The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Explains the Negative Effects of Marine Mammal Captivity and Dolphinariums

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

Eco bracelet

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!

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 Researches the Immense Impact of Coral Disease on St Maarten Reefs.

The Nature Foundation has been monitoring the impact of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on St Maarten coral reefs since it was first discovered in October 2018. Recently, a more elaborate research from the Nature Foundation established on average a 60% infection and mortality rate of the most susceptible stony corals in the Marine … Continue reading Nature Foundation Researches the Immense Impact of Coral Disease on St Maarten Reefs.

Caribbean Islands Surrounding St. Maarten Banning Single-Use Plastics while St Maarten Stays Behind

littered ditch full of plastic

Nature Foundation St Maarten is again urging parliament to ban single-use plastics, such as plastic bags, straws, cups and cutlery and styrofoam food containers.

Nature Foundation Detects Worrisome Coral Disease Epidemic on St Maarten Coral Reefs

The Nature Foundation St Maarten has recently established the presence of ‘Tissue Loss Disease’ on several local coral reefs. The disease is a relatively new issue that has been plaguing coral reefs in the Atlantic Basin for the last few months.

Sister Regina Students Learn Mangroves and Clean Mullet Bay Beach

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 Mangroves and Clean Mullet Bay Beach

Nature Foundation St Maarten Organizes a second Reduce and Reuse night at Buccaneers Beach Bar on Friday the 16th of November starting at 6pm

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The Nature foundation will organize a second Reduce and Reuse night, as due to heavy rainfall previous Reduce and Reuse night attendance was limited. Therefore everyone has another option to learn about the harmful impacts of trash and single-use plastics on the environment and how you can reduce your own single-use plastic output. The evening … Continue reading Nature Foundation St Maarten Organizes a second Reduce and Reuse night at Buccaneers Beach Bar on Friday the 16th of November starting at 6pm

Two Dutch Caribbean Tagged Tiger Sharks Follow Similar Migration Patterns in the Caribbean

captured shark on a hook

Two years ago the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) organized the first of its kind shark tagging expedition to the Saba Bank and St Maarten as part of the Dutch Postcode Lottery funded “Save our Sharks” project. Eight shark researchers with a support crew and two camera teams captured and tagged tiger sharks on St … Continue reading Two Dutch Caribbean Tagged Tiger Sharks Follow Similar Migration Patterns in the Caribbean