Your Regional Partner
for Nature Conservation
in the Dutch Caribbean

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance is a nonprofit organization created to safeguard nature in the Dutch Caribbean through supporting Conservation and Protected Area Management Organizations.


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Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

DCNA’s network

The six islands
of the Dutch Caribbean

The Dutch Caribbean consists of the Windward Islands of St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius and the Leeward Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The pristine nature of the Dutch Caribbean contains the richest biodiversity in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The diverse ecosystems are a magnet for tourism and at the same time the most important source of income for residents of the Dutch Caribbean. Nature on the islands is unique and important but it is also fragile.

The lack of sustainable funding, policy support and adequate spatial planning pose the most significant threats.

Safeguarding nature in the Dutch Carribean

Goals of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance

Capacity Building

Promoting and facilitating permanent dialogue, knowledge exchange, training and cooperation between PMO’s and strengthen their nature management activities.

Representation & Communication

Assist Conservation Park Management Organizations with representation and advocacy. Promoting awareness and creating the sense of urgency to support park and nature management and actions to address global conservation challenges to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.

Program design, proposal development
and fundraising

Support and assist efforts of conservation and park management organizations in program design, proposal development and to secure sustainable sources of funding for nature conservation, both for themselves and collectively.

Content Management

Dutch Caribbean
Biodiversity Database

A central repository for biodiversity related research and monitoring data from the Dutch Caribbean.