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The common Caribbean coral Porites astreoides was found on both the artificial and natural reef.

Manmade structures such as seawalls, breakwaters, and jetties are increasing in frequency in marine coastal environments. Overtime, these structures are unintentionally recruiting marine life such as corals, resulting in the..


Continue reading 04 July 2021   2 wkn oud
Botanische tuin Belmonte voorjaar bloei bos

The call for fully integrating the enormous value of nature into the economic system increases rapidly worldwide. It seems the only way to stop the decline of nature. However, most companies, governments and the public find it..


Continue reading 28 May 2021   1 maand 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 mnd oud

Healthy mangroves act as carbon sinks, storing a variety of greenhouse gases. When mangroves degrade they lose this ability, but to what extend is still unknown. A 2019 study of Bonaire’s mangroves worked to analyze the..


Continue reading 07 March 2021   4 mnd oud

Researchers from Wageningen University and Research compiled thousands of photographs taken on Bonaire to analyze tourist activities and highlight the most common visited locations. Understanding the visitortypes and how they are..


Continue reading 01 January 2021   6 mnd oud
Viool met onderdelen van ebbenhout.

Due to overharvesting, all ebony wood from Madagascar has been legally protected since 2013. Black ebony is a highly valuable source of wood that is often used in parts of acoustic string instruments. Wood anatomy - the study of..


Continue reading 07 November 2020   8 mnd oud

The most commonly used method for the taxonomic identification of tree trunks is wood anatomy. The number of experts with a long-term training is decreasing, however, while the technology continues to develop. Wood anatomists from..


Continue reading 06 September 2020   10 mnd oud
Longspine squirrelfish

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..


Continue reading 26 August 2020   10 mnd oud
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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..


Continue reading 18 August 2020   11 mnd oud
Caulerpa macrophysa, a common green algal species of Bonaire. This algae forms mats tightly attached to rocks and corals, often in the intertidal or shallow areas

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..


Continue reading 31 May 2020   1 jaar oud

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