Dutch Caribbean Biodiversity Strategy Review


On 17 December 2013, Ministry of Economic Affairs/RCN organised a workshop at DCNA’s offices to kickstart the next phase in the development of a Dutch Caribbean Biodiversity Strategy. The workshop included detailed discussions of the newly expanded “Biodiversity Strategy” document and at the end of the workshop, a number of committees were formed to work on and redraft specific parts. An overview of who has committed to work on which parts of the document can be found in the second table on this page.

Stakeholder involvement is key!


Overview of Stakeholder Representatives

Aruba Bonaire Curaçao Saba St. Eustatius St. Maarten
NGO Willem van Hees Paul Stokkermans Kai Wulf Steve Piontek Tadzio Bervoets
Govern-ment Frank van Slobbe Faisal Dilrosun Roberto Hensen Claire Hooft-Graafland
Experts Adrian Delnevo


Overview of Committees and Deadlines

You can download the entire draft Biodiversity Strategy (draft version 10.2). Or use the table below to see which parts of the document you are committed to work on.

Instructions for use of this table:
– Download the documents applicable to your person/committee
– Review the document(s) using track changes and return the text to the Secretariat (research@DCNAnature.org) before the appropriate deadline for inclusion in the final draft.

Simply type your name in the “Search bar” to show what committees you are a member of and which deadlines are applicable.

Document SectionCommitteeDeadlineDownloads 
0. Executive Summary
- write executive summary
DCNA Secretariatn.a.Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
1. Introduction
- redraft based on feedback from workshop
DCNA Secretariat15 January 2014n.a.Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
1. Introduction: Vision and goals
- review and redraft vision, goals & objectives: increase emphasis on human component
Committee:
- Paul Hoetjes
- Sam Williams
- Kai Wulf
- Marlene Robinson
15 January 2014Vision-Goals.docx
2. Governance
- review of chapter and recommendations based on workshop discussion
MinEZ/RCN
Paul Hoetjes

Park managers and Government representatives are also asked to provide input
1 February 2014Chapter-2-Governance.docxGreg Peterson
Paul Stokkermans
Willem van Hees
Kai Wulf
Steve Piontek
Tadzio Bervoets
Claire Hooft - Graafland
Roberto Hensen
Faisal Dilrosun
Frank van Slobbe
3. Current State of Biodiversity
- write general introduction for this chapter
- provide matrix overview of presence/absence of habitats per island
-status to be recorded as: unknown, increasing, decreasing, stable
- move background info to appendix
DCNA Secretariat15 February 2014n.a.Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
3. Current State of biodiversity
- provide information on extent, management and status of key ecosystems per island
- review key species
Park managers, Government representatives1 March 2014Chapter-3-Current-state-of-biodiversityGreg Peterson
Paul Stokkermans
Willem van Hees
Kai Wulf
Steve Piontek
Tadzio Bervoets
Claire Hooft - Graafland
Roberto Hensen
Faisal Dilrosun
Frank van Slobbe
4. Causes for biodiversity loss
- write general introduction for this chapter, distinguishing between root causes and direct threats
- provide matrix overview of threats/island ranked as high/medium/low
- move background info to appendix
DCNA Secretariat1 March 2014n.a.Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
4. Causes for biodiversity loss
- review threats, ranking and draft matrix
Committee:
- Adrian Delnevo
- Frank van Slobbe
- Nat Miller
1 March 2014Chapter 4. Causes for Biodiversity Loss.docx
4. Causes for biodiversity loss
- review matrix
Park managers, Government representatives1 March 2014Chapter 4. Causes for Biodiversity Loss.docxGreg Peterson
Paul Stokkermans
Willem van Hees
Kai Wulf
Steve Piontek
Tadzio Bervoets
Claire Hooft - Graafland
Roberto Hensen
Faisal Dilrosun
Frank van Slobbe
5.Legal Tools
- write general introduction for this chapter
- provide table overview of legal tools per island
DCNA Secretariat1 March 2014n.a.Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
5.Legal Tools
- review table (and provide copies of ordinances, etc.)
Park managers, Government representatives1 March 2014Chapter-5-Legal-ToolsGreg Peterson
Paul Stokkermans
Willem van Hees
Kai Wulf
Steve Piontek
Tadzio Bervoets
Claire Hooft - Graafland
Roberto Hensen
Faisal Dilrosun
Frank van Slobbe
6.Key Elements
- review and redraft this chapter
Committee:
- Paul Hoetjes
- Sam Williams
- Kai Wulf
- Marlene Robinson
1 February 2014Chapter-6-Key-Elements.docx
6.Key Elements
- insert table overview of protected areas and management organisations
DCNA Secretariat1 February 2014Chapter-6-Key-Elements.docxKalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
7. Biodiversity Monitoring
- review this chapter
Committee:
- Paul Hoetjes
- Adrian Delnevo
1 March 2014Chapter-7-Biodiversity Monitoring.docx
7. Biodiversity Monitoring: Monitoring Prioritisation
- add proposed column to ranking table
- provide proposal for prioritisation and ranking
Committee:
- Adrian Delnevo
- Paul Hoetjes
- Frank van Slobbe
- Hannah Madden
1 March 2014Monitoring Prioritisation.xlsx
8. Appendices
- review value statements per island
Park managers, Government representatives1 February 2014Island-value-statements.docxGreg Peterson
Paul Stokkermans
Willem van Hees
Kai Wulf
Steve Piontek
Tadzio Bervoets
Claire Hooft - Graafland
Roberto Hensen
Faisal Dilrosun
Frank van Slobbe
8. Appendices
- place peer-reviewed supporting documentation in appendix with source/date
DCNA Secretariatn.a.Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
DRAFT REVIEW ENTIRE DOCUMENT
- clarify status of document
- address 'tone' of document (positive)
- increase emphasis on human component
- document brief and action-oriented
- background information in appendix
- local perspective
- communication aspects
DCNA Secretariat
Paul Hoetjes
Adrian Delnevo
Marlene Robinson
NOT AVAILABLE YET Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
FINAL REVIEW ENTRE DOCUMENTAll stakeholdersNOT AVAILABLE YET Greg Peterson
Paul Stokkermans
Willem van Hees
Kai Wulf
Steve Piontek
Tadzio Bervoets
Claire Hooft - Graafland
Roberto Hensen
Faisal Dilrosun
Frank van Slobbe
Kalli De Meyer
Nat Miller
Paul Westerbeek
Paul Hoetjes
Mabel Nava
Marlene Robinson
Sue Willis
Sam Williams
Mark Vermeij
Michaela Roberts
Adrian Delnevo
Sabine Engel
Fernando Simal
Hannah Madden
Jessica Berkel
Johan Schaeffer
Rueben Thompson