Nature reports

Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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Least Gecko (Sphaerodactylus sputator)

This week, the Least Gecko was recorded on Saba for the first time in sixty years. Identified by researchers from the University of California Davis and the California Academy of Sciences, these sightings serve as the first..


Continue reading 04 February 2023   1 jaar oud
Lac Bay, Bonaire

A study by Wageningen University and Research set up a series of design sessions, workshops and interviews to describe a vision for Bonaire in 2050. In this ‘nature inclusive vision’, measures to combat challenges for people in..


Continue reading 12 January 2023   1 jaar oud

Worldwide, coral reefs are in danger of disappearing. Several solutions are needed to keep coral reefs healthy. It is interesting to explore the role that fish can play in maintaining or improving the ecosystem. Reef fish are..


Continue reading 11 November 2022   1 jaar oud

Last May, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)‘s research intern Nina Zander requested citizens on Bonaire to complete a questionnaire. This questionnaire was part of her research into how resilient Bonairian households are..


Continue reading 22 October 2022   1 jaar oud
Shark tagging

Within the Caribbean, protection for sharks and ray varies from island to island. In an effort to build a more unified network for shark and ray conservation, the Caribbean Shark Coalition (CSC) met for the first time in..


Continue reading 18 October 2022   1 jaar oud
Mangrove channel

The mangrove forest of Lac Bay, Bonaire, is experiencing a die-off of trees in its northern area. Increasing the tidal exchange by creek restoration likely enlarges the living conditions of the mangrove trees. A collaboration..


Continue reading 29 August 2022   1 jaar oud

DCNA has been actively promoting a nature focused agenda both within The Netherlands and internationally. Whether it’s championing the Yarari Marine Mammal and Shark Sanctuary, establishing new partnerships or pushing for a..


Continue reading 20 August 2022   1 jaar oud
Sargassum influx

A joint experiment between WWF-Mexico and STINAPA Bonaire found that vegetables grown in soil enriched with sargassum had higher levels of arsenic and cadmium, heavy metals that can be toxic to humans and animals. Researchers warn..


Continue reading 15 June 2022   1 jaar oud
School of ocean surgeonfish

A new study by researchers from the University of Texas and California Polytechnic State University documented herbivorous fishes feeding on fish fecal pellets off the coast of Bonaire. This has never been recorded in the..


Continue reading 16 May 2022   1 jaar oud

Last week, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance hosted a sea urchin restoration workshop on Saba. This workshop helped 21 coral experts from the Caribbean region and more than 65 online attendants, to obtain a comprehensive view of..


Continue reading 14 April 2022   1 jaar oud

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