Marine Park News

Bonaire Shark Week!

STINAPA is launching a week filled with information, presentations, games for kids and a movie all centered around shark awareness and conservation. 

STINAPA with her nature conservation partners on all the islands of the Dutch Caribbean as well as the Netherlands, is launching the three year Save our Sharks Campaign.

This project is an initiative of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, funded by the ‘Nationale Postcode Loterij’.

Sharks are in trouble around the world. Because of this, all six Dutch Caribbean islands and the Netherlands will be launching awareness and conservation campaigns focusing on the importance of sharks surrounding our island’s waters and oceans worldwide.

Bonaire’s shark week begins with:

Saturday August 22nd from 12pm to 6pm – there is a Lion fish hunt in the marine reserves. In the evening from 6-9 pm there will be prizes for the hunters at Kant’i Awa Snack and Kas di Regatta. There will also be information on sharks, music and free goat soup. Gaston’s drink prices are the best on the island so be sure to join us for the evening.

From Monday August 24th toFriday August 28th there will be educational programs  for kids about sharks at Jong Bonaire from 4 pm to 5 pm.

Monday evening August 24thin the Captain Don’s Habitat conference room from 7 to 8 pm there will be a presentation about sharks and STINAPA’s Save our Sharks Project.

The same presentation will take place at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino’s meeting room on Thursday August 27th from 7pm to 8 pm.

On Saturday August 29th there will be a movie called ‘Shark Water’ at Captain Don’s Habitat conference room starting at 7pm.

Shark Water feature film Saturday 29th at Capt Don's Habitat starting at 7 pmShark Water feature film Saturday 29th at Capt Don’s Habitat starting at 7 pm

Sunday August 30th is the ‘Shark Week Extravaganza’ at Wilhelmina Park during the Taste of Bonaire from 4pm to 8pm with a variety of games for kids, face painting & shark tattoos and a whole lot more. We will be right next to the Time Capsule and El Mundo restaurant.

STINAPA invites the entireBonaire community to join us at one or all the activities during this week. You will be hearing more about shark educational and conservation activities over the next 3 years as STINAPA and Bonaire celebrate the beauty and importance of sharks in our waters.

Our gratitude goes out to everyone who helped make Shark Week possible: DCNA, Nationale Postcode Loterij, Bonaire CulinaryTeam, TCB, El Mundo, Best Brands Bonaire, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Capt. Don’s Habitat, Buladó, Bonaire Big Game Fishing, BonFM, RumRunners, Spice Restaurant, Woodwind Guided Snorkel Tours, Buddy Dive Resort, ItRains Fishes, Jong Bonaire, Kant’í Awa Snack, PEW.