Analysis of the financial needs for protected area management in the Netherlands Antilles


A joint effort by the local government together wtih non-governmental protected area organizations to identify the financial needs for effective management of the protected areas. The analysis took place in 2000 and formed the basis for the establishment of DCNA and the Dutch Caribbean trust fund for nature conservation.

Additional remarks: 

Category of best practice: 

Biodiversity management (e.g. conservation ex situ and in situ, sustainable use and exploitation, rehabilitation, management of invasive species, pollutants, pesticides)
Governance and policies (e.g. interactions science/societies, regulations, decision-makers, networks, international collaborations)

Criteria used to define the best practice: 

Provision of further environmental and socio-economic benefits
Applicability/transferability to other regions
Sustainability of projects (i.e. projects remain beyond the given funding)
Good governance (involve relevant stakeholders and integrate different interests and perspectives and needs in part from local stakeholders)


Nature Forum - National government in cooperation with PA management organizations

Contact details: 

Paul Hoetjes ( - Policy coordinator nature

Geographic region: 



Aruba, Bonaire, CuraƧao, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten