St. Maarten Nature Foundation and the Man of War Shoal Marine Park
The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, working to protect and promote conservation of St. Maarten’s nature and environment. The Nature Foundation also manages the Man of War Shoal Marine Park, which was established December 31st of 2010, the country’s first legally protected area.
The primary concern of the Foundation is to preserve and enhance nature while in the process strengthening the economical and educational value and potential of our natural resources. The mission statement of Nature Foundation is: "To preserve and enhance the natural environment of St. Maarten through proper management, education, public awareness, law enforcement, scientific research and monitoring relating to all aspects of the terrestrial, wetland and marine surroundings.”
Despite being only 16 square miles in land area, St. Maarten has a stunning underwater world and natural profiles that continue to inspire breath-taking moments of visual perception.
How can you help?
The St. Maarten Nature Foundation welcomes, and depend on, the financial support of people like you. Income generated through donations or the sale of the Marine Park tags goes directly towards the management and maintenance of the marine protected area.
You can help to continue our conservation effort by making a:
Special donation (Inc. Marine Park Year Tag) - $200
Special donation (Inc. Marine Park Fee) - $100
Special donation (Inc. Marine Park Fee) - $50
or purchasing a:
Marine Park Year Tag - $15
Marine Park One, Two or Three days Tags
PLEASE CLICK IN THE GREEN CIRCLE ABOVE TO DONATE OR BUY YOUR MARINE PARK TAG
Sint Maarten Nature Foundation
Wellsburg Street 1A, apt 25+26
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
The Foundation was established in January 1997 as an Island Government initiative and is guided by the laws of the Netherlands Antilles. Nature Foundation is fully registered on St. Maarten at the Chamber of Commerce in Philipsburg (registration number 80439).
The Executive Council of St. Maarten recognizes the Foundation as the organization to assist the Island Government in all issues related to the management of the environment and its preservation.
Nature Foundation is also part of the umbrella group Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), a non-profit and non-governmental organization that places special emphasis on fundraising and strengthening the management of the protected areas within Dutch Caribbean.
Alliance (DCNA), a non-profit and non-governmental organization that places special emphasis on fundraising and strengthening the management of the protected areas within Dutch Caribbean.