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Safeguarding Nature in the Dutch Caribbean

Our blog has moved…

Thank you for your interest in Dutch Caribbean Nature.  We have integrated this blog into our new website at http://www.dcnanature.org    

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DCNA working to spread conservation message

The message about the importance of nature conservation needs to reach more people, and the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) is working to be sure that it does. DCNA, an umbrella organisation representing the parks of the six Dutch Caribbean … Continue reading

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BES parks funding at stake

KRALENDIJK — With five newly designated National Parks as of last week, the Island Governments of Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius are now finalizing their project lists for the €10 million funding allocation for nature that the Dutch government has … Continue reading

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Pope’s Head Cactus

Our spotlight moves from an impressive beast of the deep to dry land with a highlight on one of the Caribbean’s most personable succulents, the Pope’s Head Cactus (Melocactus intortus). Its genus name is Melocactus, meaning “melon cactus”, referring to … Continue reading

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The Great Barracuda

Some of you may not know that the Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) is also known as the Giant Barracuda. This is because Great Barracudas can grow over 1.5 m and can weigh up to 23 kg. The Great Barracuda occurs … Continue reading

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10 things I learned about Bonaire

By Hannah French   1. What blue looks like, really. English doesn’t have enough words to describe the many shades of blue that exist in Bonaire. We’re limited to cerulean, cobalt, azure, indigo, turquoise, and navy. But there should be … Continue reading

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Emilio Wilson Estate: Ecological Value

Development on St. Maarten has taken place at an unsustainable pace, many local nongovernmental organizations agree. The island is the last in the Dutch Caribbean not to have a terrestrial protected area. “Politicians don’t seem to realize that one of … Continue reading

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