Water Quality & Marine Debris
STINAPA and the local government work together with other researchers to monitor water quality and marine debris accumulation.
Archaeological & Geological History
Bonaire has a diverse archaeological and geological history.
Saliñas (Saline Ponds)
Saliñas are important habitat for birds such as flamingos, terns and herons, crustaceans, molluscs and a variety of other fauna.
Mangroves, Seagrasses & Bays
Mangroves, seagrasses and coral reefs are highly connected.
Introduced & Invasive Species
STINAPA, visiting scientists and the local government work to monitor and manage introduced and invasive flora and fauna, both in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
Ecosystem Services & Economics
A variety of research has been done to evaluate the economic and societal benefits of these areas.
Dry Forests & Rocky Terraces
Bonaire’s tropical dry forests with a variety flora such as columnar cacti, orchids, and even evergreen Lignum vitae, give way to open rocky terraces and some freshwater pools.
Coral Reefs & Adjacent Waters
Bonaire’s coral reefs are among the most pristine in the Caribbean and host an amazing array of marine life.
Bats & Caves
Bonaire is estimated to have approximately 400 caves (both wet and dry) on the island and Klein Bonaire. These caves provide important roosts for the nine species of bats found on Bonaire.
Bird Monitoring & Research
Bonaire has five Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance and six Important Bird Areas.