Regional partners



BirdsCaribbean, formerly the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB), is a nonprofit membership organisation working to conserve the birds of the Caribbean and their habitats through research, education, conservation action and capacity building. Founded in 1988, BirdsCaribbean is the largest single bird conservation organisation in the Greater Caribbean region, including Bermuda, the Bahamas and all islands within the Caribbean basin.

DCNA has partnered with Birds Caribbean to run workshops aimed at building capacity for bird conservation in the region including a Caribbean Waterbird Census workshop held on Curacao in January 2015 which included participants from throughout the region.

Visit the website of BirdsCaribbean




The SPAW-RAC is the Regional Activity Centre aimed at implementing the protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the Caribbean region from the Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean Sea.

DCNA is collaborating with the SPAW-RAC on the development of environmental profiles for the Dutch Caribbean in support of the EU BEST initiative.

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WIDECAST, an expert network of biologists, managers, community leaders and educators in more than 40 nations and territories, is committed to an integrated, regional capacity that ensures the recovery and sustainable management of depleted sea turtle populations.

WIDECAST representatives include Mabel Nava, Manager of Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire and Jessica Berkel, Marine Park Manager, St Eustatius.

Visit the website of WIDECAST