Nature reports

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Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia mute)

Sint Eustatius’ once-thriving coral reefs are now mere survivors, facing a decline from 25 percent hard coral cover in 1999 to less than 2.5 percent in 2021. This alarming trend has prompted an urgent initiative: a seven-year..

Continue reading 24 February 2024   1 maand oud
West-Indische Boomvaren Cyathea arborea na 138 jaar herontdekt op de steile binnenhelling van de Quill.

For 138 years, the steep slopes of the Quill volcano in Statia concealed a forgotten tree fern. Since 1885, the West Indian Tree Fern had not been recorded on the island. But during a vegetation survey, researchers found no less..

Continue reading 16 December 2023   4 mnd oud
Bridled quail-dove

In alignment with the Nature and Environment Policy Plan (NEPP), a groundbreaking project is underway to address critical environmental challenges and restore Sint Eustatius’ unique ecosystems. This project combines reforestation..

Continue reading 25 November 2023   4 mnd oud
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 jaar 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   2 jaar 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   2 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   6 jaar oud