Nature reports

Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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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   1 week oud
Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrots.

The local government of Bonaire recently announced the acquisition of the former plantation Fontein, supported by the Dutch government in The Hague. With a significant investment of 3.4 million dollars, the government aims to..

Continue reading 21 October 2023   1 maand oud
Antillean crested hummingbird

A new DCNA project 'Monitoring for Bird Biodiversity Conservation in the Dutch Caribbean' has officially been launched. Through combining enhanced training, field surveys and the use of a standardized monitoring programme, local..

Continue reading 14 October 2023   1 maand oud
Lesser Antillean iguana (Iguana delicatissima)

In October, the Dutch government will officially propose to upgrade the Lesser Antillean Iguana from Annex III to Annex II of the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) during the next Conference of the..

Continue reading 09 September 2023   2 mnd oud

A new study led by Wageningen University and Research investigates the swimming and settlement behavior of coral and oyster larvae. Understanding what factors facilitate larvae settlement will guide future conservation efforts to..

Continue reading 22 July 2023   4 mnd oud

Tilapia, a freshwater fish originally from Africa, introduced to the islands of Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, has managed to rapidly reproduce and dominate the local fresh and brackish water habitats on the islands. These fish..

Continue reading 24 June 2023   5 mnd oud

Many divers have promoted feeding the lionfish to eels and sharks in the Dutch Caribbean as a way to entice these species to start hunting for these invasive fish independently.  Unfortunately, training these predatory fish to..

Continue reading 09 June 2023   5 mnd oud
Neem Tree

The neem tree is an invasive species that was introduced to the Caribbean in the early 1900s. Originally from India, this tree was brought over for its medicinal, pesticidal and ornamental properties. Locals soon realized this..

Continue reading 13 May 2023   6 mnd oud
Queen conch. Kroonslak. Strombus gigas

Queen conches are facing immense pressure leading to a dramatic decrease in their populations.  Luckily, a new project, started at the Curaçao Sea Aquarium in 2020, will explore ways to reduce mortality rates and develop new..

Continue reading 16 April 2023   7 mnd oud
boa constrictor

Likely introduced via the exotic pet industry, boa constrictors have had an island-wide population on Aruba since 2005. The impact of boa constrictors on Aruba has led to the implementation of control measures, including removal..

Continue reading 31 March 2023   8 mnd oud