Conch Restoration project (Lac, Ramsar Site)


The project aimed to demonstrate the potential for ecosystem restoration over a time frame of just three years. The project restored conch populations and developed a sustainable conch fishery on Bonaire. It included substantial components involving location of stakeholders in restoration and monitoring work as well as an 18 month long outreach programme based on the RARE Pride Programme.

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: 

Significant contribution to preservation of biodiversity and ecological effectiveness
Applicability/transferability to other regions
Adaptive management of biodiversity (allowing to cope with change of environmental conditions, e.g. climate change in time)
Good governance (involve relevant stakeholders and integrate different interests and perspectives and needs in part from local stakeholders)


Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance - DCNAtogether with National Parks Foundation Bonaire (Stinapa)

Contact details: 

Kalli De Meyer ( - Director

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