Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)
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Using internationally accepted climate change predictions and (research) reports, DCNA defined impacts both above and below water for all six Dutch Caribbean islands. They stress the need for immediate action to build resilience..
A recent study worked to quantify seagrass’ ability to minimize erosion in shallow water of Lac Bay, Bonaire. It also examined how intensive grazing can drastically affect seagrass’ ability to stabilize sediment. This research..
A new study will examine the genetic connectivity of corals located around the ABC islands. The goal is to find a link between the spatial arrangement of hard coral species to connectivity and population structure between the..
CARMABI has released its annual coral spawning prediction calendar for the south Caribbean. This calendar plays a central role in studying the reproduction of Caribbean corals and guiding coral restoration efforts for the..
Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) recently published their 2019 annual report. Last year marked an important year as new research provided insight into local green and hawksbill turtle populations. Understanding annual shifts..
A study by researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam shows that the invasive plant coralita and urban development have led to large, distinct changes in insect and spider communities on Sint Eustatius. Hence, coralita is..
New research describes a unique species of iguana for the islands of Saba and Montserrat. The painted black iguana, with its distinct black coloration, is an endemic species to these islands and must be recognized as such to help..
The 2019 Naturalis Biodiversity Center and ANEMOON Foundation expeditions worked, among other things, to catalog the wide variety of seaweeds off the coast of Bonaire. From this and previous reports, nearly 250 species were..
A series of recent surveys worked to highlight the important relationships between host corals, crabs and christmas tree worms. Studies were conducted off the coasts of Sint Eustatius, Curaçao and Bonaire. Understanding the..
The results of a four-year study, cataloging the butterfly species of St. Eustatius over the winter months of 2009-2012, have been published. This project also provided an update to species lists for the Dutch Caribbean islands of..