Nature reports

Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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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   4 wkn 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 maand 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 maand 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   3 mnd 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   3 mnd 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   5 mnd 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   6 mnd 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   7 mnd oud
De tropische landslak Helicina fasciata

Over the course of three visits in 2015, 2020 and 2021 on Sint Maarten land and freshwater mollusks were surveyed. Snails are important for a healthy soil and are an important food source for many species. Alarmingly, it has..


Continue reading 30 March 2022   8 mnd oud

Two recently published studies document 35 new beetle species for the islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius. Even with these latest additions, it is still estimated that nearly three quarters of the beetle population is still..


Continue reading 04 March 2022   9 mnd oud

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