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Hawksbill sea turtle.

Each year, hawksbill and green turtles, and sometimes even leatherback turtles, come to the beaches of St. Eustatius to lay their eggs. New protocols, developed by two research students from Van Hall Larenstein University of..


Continue reading 26 June 2022   1 maand oud
Coralita (Antigonon leptopus)

Coralita is an invasive plant species, that rapidly spreads across St. Eustatius. A recently published report highlighted the ability to use satellite imagery to systematically map Coralita’s distribution over the island. The..


Continue reading 25 October 2021   9 mnd oud
Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima)

Thousands of residences on St. Vincent are in need of humanitarian aid following the recent eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano. As large quantities of relief supplies are arriving from far and wide, stakeholders from twelve..


Continue reading 23 May 2021   1 jaar oud

DCNA, through the support of WWF-NL, will be investigating the lifecycle and abundance of large migratory sharks in the North Eastern Caribbean. As a result of two recent incidents there are speculations that the number of sharks..


Continue reading 03 February 2021   1 jaar oud
Close-up of settler

Diadema sea-urchins play a vital role in maintaining a balanced coral reef ecosystem by grazing away algae and creating bare substrate for coral recruitment. The RAAK PRO Diadema project aims to develop interventions to improve..


Continue reading 06 October 2020   1 jaar oud
Deploying Moreef modules

A new study compared the effectiveness of three popular artificial reefs to increase fish densities around Saba and St Eustatius. The researchers found that a complex internal structure, that provides more shelter availability,..


Continue reading 09 September 2020   1 jaar oud
The Quill on St Eustatius after hurricane Irma in 2017

Nature on Sint Eustatius has been heavily affected by hurricane Irma that struck the island in the early morning of Wednesday 6 September. Most visible are the effects on land. During a preliminary nature damage assessment Sint..


Continue reading 25 September 2017   4 jaar oud
Afval St. Eustatius

Recent heavy rains have washed a heavy amount of trash from the nearby landfill site onto one of St Eustatius' main turtle nesting beaches. The positioning of the landfill site means that this could be a regular occurrence..


Continue reading 29 November 2016   5 jaar oud

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