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Partners in nature conservation


Dutch Caribbean Nature AllianceDutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

The unique natural world on the tiny islands of the Dutch Caribbean demands that we stand together to safeguard biodiversity. That’s the idea at the heart of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance. On the six islands of the Dutch Caribbean, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten, dedicated conservationists from many organisations are working hard to safeguard varied wildlife and habitats, both on the land and at sea. By creating a united voice and sharing resources, skills and experience, DCNA can strengthen individual conservation campaigns.

This is the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, a new non-profit organisation created to protect the natural environment and to promote sustainable management of natural resources on the six Dutch Caribbean islands.

Through their website, DCNA will seek to record the efforts to realise these objectives through an innovative programme of fundraising outreach, education and research. But more than that, DCNA aims to provide a valuable online source of information and inspiration to colleagues, friends and supporters around the world who, like DCNA, are united in their dedication to protecting our planet’s wealth of natural wonders. [visit DCNA's website]


Postcode loterijDutch Postcode Lottery

The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been an unstinting supporter of DCNA and STENAPA. Generous start-up grants supported initial operational, communications and lobbying work in the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands, and provided much needed financial support for the individual parks on the Dutch Caribbean islands. [Learn more about the postcode lottery]



World Wide Fund for Nature has helped to increase awareness of the beauty and vulnerability of nature on the Dutch Caribbean and the BES-islands in particular (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) which have become part of Holland in 2010. [Visit the website of WWF]



WIDECAST, an expert network of biologists, managers, community leaders and educators in more than 40 nations and territories, is committed to an integrated, regional capacity that ensures the recovery and sustainable management of depleted sea turtle populations. [Visit the website of WIDECAST]