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Dutch Butterflies on a Tropical Island

ORANJESTAD — With the inclusion of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba into the country of the Netherlands, the Dutch level of biodiversity has dramatically increased.

BioNews 7 – August 2013

This month’s issue focuses attention on three successful conservation efforts of local nature conservation organisations safeguarding nature in the Dutch Caribbean.

STENAPA Presents at Caribbean Bird Conference

ORANJESTAD — The presence and conservation importance of Red-billed Tropicbirds in the Dutch Caribbean is gaining a wider attention in the region.

The Effectiveness of Volunteer Lionfish Removal Efforts

DUTCH CARIBBEAN — Lionfish pose a serious threat to the coral reef fish communities in the Caribbean. Control efforts with volunteers are starting to pay off.

Mangrove Management for the Queen Conch

BONAIRE — The rate of land reclamation by growing mangrove forests and die-off of mangroves further inland at Lac Bay is exceptionally high.

Invasive Seagrass in Lac Bay, Bonaire.

BONAIRE - The invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea has rapidly expanded its distribution and is now found throughout the entire Caribbean region, including Bonaire's waters.

Tool for Conservationists

DUTCH CARIBBEAN - In May 2013, Alterra developers Peter Verweij and Stephan Hennekens and DCNA’s Project Officer Nat Miller visited the SSS islands for a workshop.
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