The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of the eyes recognizes the pattern of its surroundings. If this eye is covered by sand, the peacock flounder can’t camouflage itself. (Via) These photos, both taken by Michael Buchanan, were entries in the first international [...]
The above photo, taken by Richard Stanage, was adjudged the overall winner of the first International Dutch Caribbean Nature Photo Contest, which was organized by the Saba Conservation Foundation and the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA). See more of the other beautiful photos that were entered in the competition at the DCNA website.
The second Green Aruba conference recently came to a close, with a keynote speech from His Royal Highness, Prince Willem-Alexander: “It is wonderful to see how a small country can sometimes be great,” His Royal Highness began, “to realize that no dream is unattainable, if you really believe in it…it is only recently that the [...]
The government of Aruba is partnering with the New America Foundation to advance Aruba’s sustainable development: Aruban Prime Minister Michiel “Mike” Eman and the New America Foundation’s Patrick Doherty, director of the Smart Strategy Initiative, finalized a partnership agreement on Wednesday to pursue a national roadmap to sustainability, integrating renewable energy, smart growth, and new [...]
A highlight (audio in Dutch) of the ecosystems and biodiversity of Aruba with a focus on Parke Nacional Arikok. Aruba is balancing nature conservation and tourism development in the Dutch Caribbean. Video produced by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance. Click here if you want a version with English subtitles.
A short video calling all divers, fishermen and adventurers to join in the quest and fun to control the invasive lionfish from our fragile reefs. The invasive lionfish threathens to disturb the balance by reproducing rapidly and eating other fish from caribbean reefs. Humans can help by catchiing as many as they can and eating [...]
Several Caribbean territories were represented at a recent European Union climate change workshop: The “Islands and Adapting to Climate Change” workshop … was geared towards small islands, addressed challenges and applicable tools that overseas territories can implement to manage climate change adaptation initiatives and strategies. In attendance were representatives from The Cayman Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, [...]
In their latest blog post the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) explains some of their recent conservation work, monitoring and mapping flora and fauna in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten: Protecting this paradise is the goal of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), a partnership organization made up of the islands’ [...]
Suriname Conservation Foundation and Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance provide good practice examples of conservation trust funding
A recently published study about the long term benefits of permanent conservation endowments includes case studies and examples of best practice from Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean. I’ve embedded the full paper below, and here’s one of the relevant excerpts: A remarkable thing has occurred with most of the Conservation Trust Funds we have observed. [...]
There’s an international campaign on to identify the new 7 wonders of nature and the sole Caribbean location to have made it to the finals of the selection process is El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico: El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest, is located on the island of Puerto [...]