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Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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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..


Continue reading 10 April 2019   1 week oud

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..


Continue reading 27 March 2019   3 wkn oud

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..


Continue reading 14 March 2019   1 maand oud

Wageningen University recently published an alarming report on the threatened natural resources on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), together with local park organizations, urge the local..


Continue reading 06 March 2019   1 maand oud

On Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and the Saba Bank there are a minimum of 35 animal and plant species that exist nowhere else in the world, so-called endemics. Additionally, 188 species are specific just to the surrounding..


Continue reading 13 February 2019   2 mnd oud

The Dutch Caribbean islands are home to the most extraordinary ecosystems within the Kingdom of the Netherlands: from pristine coral reefs to elfin cloud forest; the spectacular natural world of these islands includes species..


Continue reading 06 February 2019   2 mnd oud

In 2013 Dr. Martin de Graaf from IMARES noted an unusually high number of coral reef fish at the Salt Pier on Bonaire, infected with dermal parasites. Similar observations of coral reef fish on Curaçao revealed rates of infection..


Continue reading 15 October 2015   3 jaar oud

Recent studies have recorded 211 alien invasive species in the Dutch Caribbean, ranging from lionfish to boa constrictors, iguanas, plants and bugs. These include 27 introduced marine species, 65 introduced terrestrial plants, 72..


Continue reading 02 October 2015   3 jaar oud

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