Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

Summary: 

The DCNA is a joint non-governmental umbrella organization uniting the various protected area oprganizatons of the Dutch Caribbean islands. Enabled by a strong and active secretariat, it has proven to be an effective network for capacity building, exchange of knowledge, experience, and support, for joint activities, and advocacy directed mainly at the metropolitan government in Europe.

Additional remarks: 

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)

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
Provision of further environmental and socio-economic benefits
Applicability/transferability to other regions
Sustainability of projects (i.e. projects remain beyond the given funding)
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)
Generating multiplier/imitation effects

Organisation: 

Nature Forum - National government in cooperation w PA management organizations

Contact details: 

Kalli De Meyer (director@DCNAnature.org) - Director

Geographic region: 

Caribbean

Location: 

Aruba, Bonaire, Cura├žao, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten