Princess Beatrix Visits STINAPA Bonaire
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands paid a visit to Bonaire from November 28th up to and including December 1st, 2018. We are proud that the Princess, as patron of our partner Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, accepted STINAPA’s invitation for a working visit. And there are very good reasons for that! The common denominator of the working visit is: Good nature management is crucial for Bonaire, for 3 reasons. 1 good nature management means jobs for thousands of Bonaireans 2 good nature management is our defense against climate change 3 good nature management is the future of Bonaire: nos ta biba di naturalesa. 2019 will be a very special year for nature conservation on Bonaire. STINAPA started 50 years ago with the opening of the National Park Washington Slagbaai. 40 years ago the Bonaire National Marine Park was set up. 20 years ago Klein Bonaire was made into a protected area under the management of STINAPA. Furthermore, the STINAPA Bonaire Junior Rangers Program has been a succes for 10 years in their current form.