DCNA works closely with partner organisations inside and outside of the Dutch Caribbean.

Dutch Partner Group

DCNA has met on a regular basis with an informal group of interested Dutch conservation organisations, called DCNA’s Dutch Partner Group. These are the largest and the most influential nature conservation organisations in the Netherlands, most of whom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DCNA. Representatives of the Dutch Partners meet with DCNA Secretariat staff up to four times a year in the Netherlands to discuss.

Shark conservation partners

With the launch of our  Dutch Postcode Lottery funded “Save our Sharks” project early in 2015, we have been building strategic partnerships with a number of key organisations and individuals including, Dutch Elasmobranch Society, Pew Trust, Wereld Natuur Fonds (WNF NL), MarAlliance, as well as scientists and IMARES and more.

Regional partners

DCNA works with a number of partners within the Caribbean region and, in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Economics/RCN staff, strives to participate in relevant regional meetings and initiatives.

DCNA is working collaboratively with the SPAW RAC on the development of environmental profiles for the islands.

International Initiatives

DCNA has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bioverseas, pledging to participate in an international initiative involving representatives of the overseas territories of the UK, France and the Netherlands the aim of which is to get European support for nature conservation for the union’s overseas territories and ultra peripheral states.


DCNA has established good relationships with partner organisations in the Netherlands to promote the need for nature conservation on the islands. Representatives of the Dutch partners meet up with DCNA personnel and secretariat up to four times a year in the Netherlands.


DCNA is proud to have sponsors who contribute significantly to our conservation efforts in the Dutch Caribbean.