Green turtle, Bonaire. Image: Dan Hershman.
Biodiversity

Invasive seagrass species disrupts green turtle grazing in the Caribbean

Recently published research from Bonaire indicates that green turtle grazing patterns are contributing to the spread of an invasive seagrass species, which in turn reduces the turtles’ grazing areas: A seagrass species from the Red Sea is outcompeting the native seagrass species in the Caribbean, where the green sea turtle …

Solar Park, St. Eustatius. Image: via St. Maarten Daily Herald
Energy

Green energy advances on Bonaire, Saba, and Statia

From the St Maarten Daily Herald, a report on sustainable energy initiatives on the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Saba, and St. Eustatius: St. Eustatius and Saba are doing well in the area of generating energy in a sustainable manner. In St. Eustatius 46 per cent of the electricity is …

Bonaire. Image: Falco Ermert
Oceans

Bonaire brands itself the world’s first “Blue Destination”

The island of Bonaire is positioning itself as the first “Blue Destination” in the Caribbean and the world. From Tourism Bonaire: In celebration of World Ocean Day, Bonaire proudly announces the development of a multifaceted public private partnership program that will officially establish Bonaire as the first Blue Destination. In …

Greater Yellowlegs, one of 17 migratory shorebirds recorded in large numbers on the salt ponds. (photo by Jeff Gerbracht)
Biodiversity

Bonaire’s Cargill Salt Ponds named as Area of Regional Importance for Shorebirds

BirdsCaribbean media release — BirdsCaribbean is delighted to announce that the Cargill Salt Ponds on the island of Bonaire have been named as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) site of Regional Importance. This is only the second WHSRN site in the Caribbean, following the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats …