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During the week of April 11, members from the NFSXM, the DCNA, the SCF, and Beneath the Waves conduct shark research in the territorial waters of Sint Maarten. The goal of the week-long project is to gather data on sharks in Sint..


Continue reading 18 April 2021   23 uur oud
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Airborne laser scanning creates high-resolution 3D images of the landscape. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Butterfly Conservation used these data to study the habitat preferences of butterflies. They..


Continue reading 09 April 2021   1 week oud
ontmoeting mantarog lead

DCNA is partnering with the Caribbean Islands Manta Conservation Program, an affiliate project of the Manta Trust, and Observation.org to track local manta rays and devil rays within the Dutch Caribbean. When citizen scientists..


Continue reading 03 April 2021   2 wkn oud

In a Dutch marine lab the sea urchin Diadema antillarum has been cultivated. This sea urchin eats algae and is therefore important to help restore the coral reefs around Saba and Sint Eustatius (Caribbean Netherlands). The first..


Continue reading 31 March 2021   2 wkn oud
Latex handschoen waarin baars gevangen was geraakt in Leidse grachten

The face masks and gloves designed to protect us are, in fact, dangerous for the animals around us. Scientists from Leiden warn that throughout the world, on land and in the water, animals are ingesting corona waste, or getting..


Continue reading 27 March 2021   3 wkn oud

Informational material for regulations outlined in the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna (known as the CITES) has been developed for residents and tourists on Bonaire, Saba, and St...


Continue reading 24 March 2021   3 wkn oud
Een mannetjes balkankamsalamander lead

Natural selection usually purges lethal, genetic mutations within the DNA as much as possible. However, occasionally an error occurs in nature that can cause species to become stuck with deadly mutations. Newts belonging to the..


Continue reading 20 March 2021   4 wkn oud
All things start small, but the idea of rewilding has now started to move into mainstream conservation EENMALIG GEBRUIK

On March 20, people across the planet will celebrate the first annual #WorldRewildingDay, raising awareness of rewilding and the need to recover nature...


Continue reading 20 March 2021   4 wkn oud
Sabal antillensis lead

An update to a 40-year-old Sabal palm survey for the islands of Bonaire and Curaçao highlighted the striking differences between the two islands. Through active park management, Curaçao has seen over more than a three-fold..


Continue reading 19 March 2021   4 wkn oud
De juffer Mesopodagrion tibetanum komt alleen voor in de bergen van zuidoost Azië en is een van de slechts twee soorten van de familie Mesopodagrionidae.

A large-scale international study has resulted in a better understanding of the origin of six thousand species of dragonflies and damselflies on earth and of their relationship to each other. Scientists, including researchers from..


Continue reading 13 March 2021   1 maand oud

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