Welcome Princess Beatrix
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.
Lots to celebrate from here on out!
Thursday November 29th
Friday November 30th
Saturday December 1st
DCNA is a regional alliance between six nature park organisations of the Dutch Caribbean islands. The organisation is involved in the support and strengthening of the nature protection on the islands. Apart from the promotion of the special nature, it also focuses on sustainable management of the presently protected areas, poverty reduction, economic growth and the increase of awareness and knowledge of the value of nature. The latter to protect the substantial biological resources of the island on land and at sea and to conserve these for future generations.
The visit of Princess Beatrix was broadcasted by many news channels.
Follow the links below to watch the footage.