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Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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A recent scientific publication report describes the critically endangered Bonaire palm for the first time. Although the palm was already documented in 1979, it took till 2019 before scientists identified it as native solely to..


Continue reading 20 November 2019   3 wkn oud

Black rats pose a significant threat to the biodiversity on Sint Eustatius. A rodent control project, funded by the Ministry LNV and implemented by Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI), was launched in 2017. Over the..


Continue reading 13 November 2019   4 wkn oud

Hurricane Maria devasted several Caribbean islands in 2017. A major relief campaign was launched to help the affected population of the Commonwealth of Dominica. It has now been established that in addition to emergency aid,..


Continue reading 09 November 2019   1 maand oud

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..


Continue reading 20 September 2019   2 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 03 August 2019   4 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 28 June 2019   5 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 07 June 2019   6 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 22 May 2019   6 mnd oud

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..


Continue reading 08 May 2019   7 mnd oud

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. ..


Continue reading 24 April 2019   7 mnd oud

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