Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)
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Bonaire houses about two hundred caves. These caves provide crucial habitat for several important animal species, especially five species of the island’s only native terrestrial mammals, the bats. The Bonaire Caves and Karst..
The sea turtle nesting season has officially started: each of the Dutch Caribbean Islands has reported their first hatchlings of the year. The official season runs between April and December, with slight differences between the..
Wageningen Marine Research reported ten reef-associated shark species in the Dutch Caribbean in a recent published study commissioned by DCNA. The most common species are the nurse shark and the Caribbean reef shark. Overall, more..
Nearly a third of all marine species can be found on or around coral reefs. This is why their rapid degradation is of great concern. To better understand corals as a whole, a group of scientists have set out to study the..
Researchers from Indiana University and CIEE Bonaire completed a series of studies to apply a new technique using environmental DNA (eDNA) which has the potential to reduce time, money and labor required to conduct lionfish..
The birds of Saba were studied for two years to clarify the composition of the island’s avifauna, with the addition of observations made by reliable Saba birdwatchers. The resulting updated checklist for the birds of Saba shows..
Lionfish were first spotted off the coast of Bonaire back in 2009. Since then, STINAPA Bonaire has been working alongside a cast of dedicated volunteers to continuously track, monitor and control this expanding invasive species. ..
Residents and businesses of St. Maarten are being urged to abandon the use of single-use, non-biodegradable plastics to help creating a cleaner and greener St. Maarten. The health of the island’s biodiversity and economy is..
In an effort to gather much needed information on local populations of whales, dolphins, manatees, sharks, rays and large groupers, STINAPA Bonaire has developed a Marine Animal Monitoring Form for all visiting the Yarari Marine..
Sint Maarten is the first Dutch Caribbean island where the new coral disease ‘Stony Coral Tissue Loss disease’ has recently been discovered. Between 50 and 90 percent of Sint Maarten’s stony coral has either been infected or has..