Fernando Simal

First name: 

Fernando

Last name: 

Simal

CV: 

no cv yet

Main field of expertise: 

Terrestrial Conservation

Specialized in: 

Ecology
Habitat conservation/management
Park & Reserve management
Sea birds

Geographic region: 

Caribbean

Name of organisation: 

STINAPA Bonaire

Type of organisation: 

NGO

Main project your organisation is involved with, in relation to (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

Lionfish control

Population numbers of Amazona barbadensis and terrestrial bird monitoring

Improving nesting habitats for seabirds on Bonaire

Cave use dynamics of Bonairean bats and migratory capacity of Leptonycteris curasoae. Final goal is to implement the Bonaire Cave System Nature Reserve

Good practices your organisation could share on tropical and subtropical sustainable biodiversity management: 

Topic: 

Lionfish control

Purpose: 

To reduce Lionfish density on local reef

Methodology implemented: 

Stake holders participation

Existing results: 

Scientific publication:

Topic: 

Sustainable use of MPA

Purpose: 

To use the MPA in a sustainable way by charging users for recreational activities

Methodology implemented: 

Legislation - Dive operators participation in fee collecting and divers Education - Enforcement

Existing results: 

BNMP is a Caribbean demonstration site for UNEP - Coral reef in good health relative to other Caribbean reefs

Topic: 

Bonaire Cave System Nature Reserve

Purpose: 

To protect bat populations, specially Leptonycteris curasoae, a key stone pollinator of the 3 cacti species of the ABC Islands.

Methodology implemented: 

Baseline Research on Caves and cave dwelling bats

Existing results: 

A commission was formed on Island Government for the implementation of the reserve

Good practice & policies your organisation suggests/desires on (sub) tropical biodiversity management.: 

Topic: 

Exotic Invasive Species

Purpose: 

Eradication and Control of Invasive Species

Topic: 

Coastal Development

Topic: 

Zoning Plans

Indicate info on projects dealing with socio-econ. valuation of biodiversity your organisation has been involved in/aware of.: 

Topic: 

Economic valuation of Bonaire's nature