BioNews 9 – October 2013

bionews-9-screenshotBioNews is a monthly newsletter by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), focusing on the biodiversity research and monitoring in the Dutch Caribbean. BioNews presents you with an overview of the on-going research and monitoring efforts and provides a regular update on what’s currently happening on our islands.

This month’s issue focuses attention on a very important species group – butterflies. Due to their sensitivity to environmental conditions, butterflies may serve as bioindicators for local and global environmental change. In addition to butterfly inventories and research across our islands, five years of butterfly monitoring on St. Eustatius is beginning to produce clear trends that indicate broader ecosystem change.

Also in this issue, on Saba the seafloor of the well-known site ‘The Pinnacles’ has been surveyed for the third time since 1991, resulting in the most detailed map of the seabed to date, demonstrating the benefit of improving technology for nature conservation(ists).

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