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
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, together with volunteers from the Cruise Operator Sector, cleaned up a large portion of Great Bay Beach this week. Great Bay Beach is not only a critical nature area in terms sea turtle nesting but it is also the major tourism beach; "We have been cleaning the beaches systematically and … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, Tour Operators Clean Great Bay Beach
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, through the support of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance DCNA, has been able to structurally put a program in place to clean the beaches over the past week. Despite several beach-clean-ups being held and due to large amount of trash and hurricane debris still being found on the beaches the … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, with the Support of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Structurally Cleans Beaches.
On the 6th of September powerful category five storm Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten with 185 MPH winds, causing widespread damage to the island and its infrastructure. The storm also caused significant damage to the island’s nature and environment. Beaches were also significantly damaged and water quality was strongly diminished, therefore the Sint Maarten Nature … Continue reading Nature Foundation Conducts Initial Beach Assessment, Urges Bathers to Use Caution
Last Sunday the Nature Foundation organized a beach cleanup on Simpson Bay Beach as part of the ‘Save our Sharks’ project in collaboration with the Dutch-based Boskalis Beach Clean Up tour. The Boskalis tour is an initiative of the North Sea Foundation where business, consumers, civil society, and government clean the entire Dutch coast. This … Continue reading Nature Foundation Educates Community on Reducing Plastic Use during Successful Beach Cleanup
On Sunday the 13th of August the Nature Foundation will be organizing a beach cleanup on Simpson Bay Beach as part of the ‘Save our Sharks’ project in collaboration with the Boskalis Beach Clean Up tour. The Boskalis tour is an initiative of the North Sea Foundation where business, consumers, civil society, and government clean … Continue reading Nature Foundation organizes Beach Cleanup as part of Kingdom Wide activity
PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten has recorded its first successful sea turtle nest of the 2016 nesting season, with a successful nest being recently recorded at Gibbs Bay beach. St. Maarten Nature Foundation has also been collaborating with the University of Groningen and Wageningen University and Research Centre IMARES, the Netherlands, on a Dutch Caribbean sea turtle project … Continue reading Nature Foundation increases sea turtle conservation work