STINAPA and the local government work together with other researchers to monitor water quality and marine debris accumulation.
Saliñas are important habitat for birds such as flamingos, terns and herons, crustaceans, molluscs and a variety of other fauna.
STINAPA, visiting scientists and the local government work to monitor and manage introduced and invasive flora and fauna, both in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
A variety of research has been done to evaluate the economic and societal benefits of these areas.
Bonaire’s tropical dry forests with a variety flora such as columnar cacti, orchids, and even evergreen Lignum vitae, give way to open rocky terraces and some freshwater pools.
Bonaire’s coral reefs are among the most pristine in the Caribbean and host an amazing array of marine life.
Bonaire has five Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance and six Important Bird Areas.