Saliñas (Saline Ponds)


Saliñas (Saline Ponds)


Bonaire has saliñas, or saline ponds, scattered throughout the island. Saliñas are important habitats for birds such as flamingos, terns and herons, crustaceans, molluscs and a variety of other fauna. They provide an important intermediary rainwater catchment area that helps reduce sediment runoff onto adjacent reefs.

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2015_Verweij et al_Indicators on the status and trends of ecosystems in the Dutch Caribbean: Indicators, monitoring and assessment methods and capacity estimates
Keywords: Caribbean Netherlands, monitoring, nature, biodiversity, ecosystems, species, treaties

2013_de Zwart_Follow-up study on the chemical status of Lake Goto, Bonaire
Keywords: PAH, PFC, Saliñas, ecological damage, BOPEC Fire

2012_Smith_Preliminary inventory of key terrestrial nature values of Bonaire
Keywords: Flora, Fauna, Vegetation types, Habitats, Terrestrial, Reptiles, Birds, Bats, Fresh water species, Trees, Mangroves, Cacti, STINAPA

2012_van Buurt and Debrot_Exotic and invasive terrestrial and freshwater animal species in the Dutch Caribbean
Keywords: Exotic species, Species, Terrestrial, Freshwater

2010_Debrot & Bugter_ Climate change effects on the biodiversity of the BES islands; Assessment of the possible consequences for the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Dutch Antilles and the options for adaptation measures
Keywords: Caribbean, Climate change adaptation, Biodiversity risk, Ecosystem services

2010_Physico-Chemical Indicators- Monitoring for Water Quality in the Saliñas of Northwest Bonaire, N.A
Keywords: Keywords: Water quality, Saliñas, Vegetation types, Fauna, STINAPA

2008_Hulsman_Effect of introduced species and habitat alteration on the occurrence and distribution of euryhaline fishes in fresh- and brackish-water habitats on Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao (South Caribbean)
Keywords: fish assemblages, semi-arid islands, intermittent rivers, aquatic refugia, ecological integrity

2005_Freitas et al_Landscape Ecological Vegetation Map of the Island of Bonaire (Southern Caribbean)
Keywords: Vegetation types, Habitats, Terrestrial, climate, geology, soil types, saliñas, anthropogenic effects