Our Work in St. Eustatius

WWF-NL has funded several projects of STENAPA to maintain or restore the balance between humans and nature. In 2023, the Sea & Learn Foundation (SLF) introduced a Pilot Program to St. Eustatius in collaboration with STENAPA. Three scientists conducted four full days and nights of activities. The experts provided dynamic hands-on field projects and powerful presentations that raised community awareness and discussions.

Awareness

This program aimed to boost awareness about the environment by inviting international experts to Statia. The goal was to encourage everyone to become a citizen scientist and better understand the island’s nature, including specific species reflecting its biodiversity and climate change. SLF set up a platform where people could engage with scientists, join presentations, and empower local students and elders.

Field project during the Sea & Learn program

our current projects

Other Finished Projects

  • Pilot study on the black sea urchin
  • Sustainable Financing
  • Support of STENAPA’s strategy
  • Research into nests of endangered iguanas (via the Biodiversity Fund)
  • Supporting the government with the creation of goat management plan
  • Sustainable fisheries (supply chain analysis, social mapping, financing set-up of local fisheries coop)
  • Writing agreements between the local government and STENAPA
  • Support STENAPA in drafting Nature and Fisheries Legislation together with the Public Entity St. Eustatius
  • Setting up STENAPA’s communication program
  • Support STENAPA in legally preserving and establishing marine park boundaries threatened by the amendment to allow tankers to anchor in the park.
The Quill, St. Eustatius
Bird in Herron tree, St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean
Bird, American Kestral in St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean
Tree lizzard in St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean

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