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STINAPA Board has appointed a new director

The Board of STINAPA Bonaire has appointed a new executive director, Mr. Arjen de Wolff. After an open and thorough procedure to fill the vacancy, Mr. De Wolff will be taking up his new tasks as of September 1, 2017.

 Arjen de Wolff (born in The Netherlands in 1969) has had a long and diverse career working in the governmental and public sector in various countries and regions, including the Middle-East, the Caucasus, the US and the Dutch Antilles, with a focus on development and professionalizing governmental structures and procedures and NGO management.

Current executive director Herman Sieben, will assist with introducing Mr. De Wolff to STINAPA, stakeholders and Bonaire during a transition period. Mr. Sieben will return to the National Forests Authority in the European Netherlands later this year.

STINAPA Bonaire is tasked with the protection and management of the Bonaire National Marine Park and Washington Slagbaai National Park. STINAPA Bonaire works to protect and manage Bonaire’s natural beauty for the people and economy of Bonaire, the conservation of endangered nature as part of the wider Caribbean ecosystem, and to provide a great experience to Bonaire’s people and visitors.