Our Ambition

Our Goals

As of 2010, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (the BES-islands) became special municipalities of the Dutch Kingdom. World Wide Fund for Nature – Netherlands (WWF-NL) focuses on specific environmental goals in the Caribbean Netherlands. To achieve a green world for people and nature, we work together with the entire WWF network. We also work with local partners on Aruba, Curaçao, and St. Maarten because they are facing similar environmental issues as the BES Islands. In doing so, we do everything we can to protect and restore nature.

We contribute to this as WWF-NL together with local partners from the Dutch Caribbean with the following two concrete goals:

  • 1

    To improve coastal ecosystems that are healthy and will survive climate change impacts.

  • 2

    To create a safe haven for iconic marine species (sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and sharks) by protecting them across their geographic range.

What are we focusing on?

Nature conservation

In addition to protecting animals and areas, we focus on the recovery and resilience of nature. We want to guard the boundaries of what our planet can handle. To achieve this, we want to positively influence the policy of important parties in the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands.

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We want to move citizens, companies, governments, and NGOs together to invest time, knowledge, influence, and money in a sustainable society.

To get that movement going, we want to grow with a broader and more involved community, and we want to be a leading, open, and inspiring organization.

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WWF International

WWF-NL focuses on specific environmental goals in the Caribbean Netherlands. WWF-NL is part of the international WWF. The WWF works in more than 100 countries and has been involved in more than 3000 projects around the world.

Passion for Nature

Over the past decades, WWF has grown into a global network of conservationists, local people, governments, businesses, donors, and volunteers – people with the same passion for nature and the will to protect it. People who jointly share the same challenging mission: working towards a world in which people live in harmony with nature.

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Separate Offices

The WWF global network consists of separate offices, each of which has its own board and a supervisor. WWF International, based in Gland, Switzerland, is the network’s coordinator and secretariat. Agreements about cooperation between the individual organizations are written in a network organization agreement. For example, there is also a chapter about the use of the WWF brand (the well-known panda logo).

Jaguar (Panthera onca) stands in water while checking out a clay lick, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. Amazon Rainforest.

Historic reefs

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