Dutch Television Crew on Island to Film Nature Foundation Activities

Last week, the well-known Dutch Television show ‘Bestemming’ was on Sint Maarten to film and document Nature Foundation’s activities that are funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery. The Dutch television episode will mainly showcase the work done by the Foundation and the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance in their ‘Save our Sharks’ project which aims … Continue reading Dutch Television Crew on Island to Film Nature Foundation Activities

Nature Foundation Visits Schools for Shark Week

Recently, during St Maarten Nature Foundation Shark Week, Nature Foundation staff visited several Elementary schools to educate the kids about sharks, shark conservation and the Caribbean Ecosystem. The Foundation visited six schools; the St. Maarten Montessori School, the Dr Martin Luther King School, the Sr. Borgia School, the Sr Magda School, the Sr Marie Laurence … Continue reading Nature Foundation Visits Schools for Shark Week

Nature Foundation Hosts First Dutch Kingdom Shark Count

As part of the Save our Sharks Project the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation organized the very first Kingdom Shark Count in cooperation with several local dive schools including Ocean Explorers, Dive Safaris and Dive Adventures. The Shark Count was executed simultaneously on all six Dutch Caribbean island and in the Netherlands. The shark count contributes … Continue reading Nature Foundation Hosts First Dutch Kingdom Shark Count

Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance does first shark-tagging exercise

PHILIPSBURG--Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) caught and tagged a total of 22 sharks in October as part of a region-wide “Save our Sharks” project. Little is currently known about the status of shark populations in Dutch Caribbean waters, and tagging studies are a pivotal first step in determining which sharks are present, where they can … Continue reading Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance does first shark-tagging exercise

Nature Foundation starts shark-tagging programme

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Nature Foundation has initiated its shark-tagging programme as part of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) Save Our Sharks project, funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery. This research is intended to better understand the life characteristics of sharks in St. Maarten’s waters, including population structure, abundance and migration. Jillian Morris and Duncan … Continue reading Nature Foundation starts shark-tagging programme