Saliñas (Saline Ponds)

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Saliñas (Saline Ponds)

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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