Nature reports

Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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Morphotypes of Tubastraea on the platform's submerged sections, March 2017.

Coral ecosystems are susceptible to invasive species, that can wreak havoc on the balanced communities. Such species can be transported unintentionally by marine structures, as is demonstrated by research on a platform which was..

Continue reading 09 April 2024   3 dgn oud
Work in progress.

An offshore oil spill originating off the coast of Tobago has made its unwelcome arrival on the shores of the Dutch Caribbean. Despite oil reaching Bonaire’s and Curaçao’s coast, the islands seem, fortunately, to have escaped a..

Continue reading 14 March 2024   4 wkn oud
Palaemonidae shrimp (Pontonia manningi) photographed on Curaçao.

A recently published report found that the Dutch Caribbean hosts 46 species of Palaemonidae shrimp, 24 of which were recorded for the first time for one or more of the islands. These shrimp play a critical role in maintaining..

Continue reading 03 February 2024   2 mnd oud
Parrotfish- one of the species which got increased protection under the SPAW protocol.

The Protocol for Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW Protocol) stands as a crucial framework dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity within the Caribbean. Recent announcements within the SPAW Protocol have extended extra..

Continue reading 24 January 2024   2 mnd oud
New Guinean land flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) on Bonaire.

During the relay expedition of Naturalis and STINAPA on Bonaire, the invasive New Guinea flatworm was found in two places. That’s bad news, because it has been listed among the top 100 of the world’s worst invasive alien species..

Continue reading 20 January 2024   2 mnd oud
Jacintha Ellers

Professor Jacintha Ellers, a keynote speaker at the Dutch Caribbean Nature-Based Solutions Symposium, discussed the evolving nature conservation perspective and the urgent need for eco-centric strategies amid climate challenges...

Continue reading 17 January 2024   2 mnd oud

In the symposium on Nature-Based Solutions for Ecosystem Restoration hosted by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba, Dr. Lawrence Jones-Walters of Wageningen University highlighted the NL 2120..

Continue reading 10 January 2024   3 mnd oud
DCNA symp lead

During the Nature-Based Solutions for Ecosystem Restoration Symposium, Arno Verhoeven showcased a number of flourishing Nature-Based Solutions ongoing within the Dutch Caribbean. From community-driven endeavors in St. Eustatius to..

Continue reading 06 January 2024   3 mnd oud
Sabal antillensis Christoffelberg.

Scientists from CARMABI and Wageningen University and Research made a groundbreaking discovery this week: a previously unknown population of the Curaçao Kabana palm on the eastern slope of the Christoffelberg. These palms are..

Continue reading 06 January 2024   3 mnd oud
An unbleached star coral (middle) among peers that have been bleached - Oostpunt November 2023

The Caribbean Research & Management of Biodiversity Foundation (Carmabi) has noted that there is another ‘coral bleaching event’ on the coral reefs of Curaçao this year. This phenomenon was noticed about 16 weeks ago and is..

Continue reading 09 December 2023   4 mnd oud