Diana is Assistant Nature Education co-ordinator with STINAPA Bonaire. She was the Pride Co-ordinator in charge of a year old extensive and intensive outreach programme funded through a National Postcode Lottery project ‘We are the world” which aimed at restoring conch populations in Lac bay, Bonaire.
“I used to be a boardmember for STINAPA and now I am an employee. This is where I always wanted to be…. in the thick of the action. Since my childhood I am crazy about everything that has to do with nature; the ‘mondi’ of Bonaire is beautiful, and so is the sea. I am very upset to see beautiful and valuable parts of the island disappear in the name of development. I am not against development, but there is room enough to pick other areas instead of the most pristine areas of the island. The importance of STINAPA is that it watches everything that affects nature like a hawk and takes action against those that try to hurt Bonaire’s nature on purpose and educates and informs those that want to be educated and informed about our nature. Bonaire is beautiful, Bonaire is unique. It is my duty now to inform the community of Bonaire the importance of nature conservation. I am very proud to be a member of the STINAPA family.”