Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB)


Succesful longstanding (20 yrs) sea turtle conservation program on Bonaire. It provides training and capacity buildling for the other islands of the Dutch Caribbean, i.e. CuraƧao, St. Maarten, and St. Eustatius.

Additional remarks: 

see various reports here:

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)


Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB)

Contact details: 

Mabel Nava <> - Director

Geographic region: