November 10th, 2023

Symposium: Nature-Based Solutions for Ecosystem Restoration

Addressing the needs of the Dutch Caribbean Islands

Divi Divi

(Caesalpinia coriaria)

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Photo credit: Henkjan Kevit (SHAPE/DCNA)

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Join us for a journey into the world of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and their pivotal role in restoring and conserving ecosystems of the Dutch Caribbean.

Nature-Based Solutions are innovative approaches that harness the power of nature to address pressing environmental challenges. In the context of ecosystem restoration, these solutions offer a beacon of hope, marrying human ingenuity with the resilience of the natural world.

Ecosystems on the Dutch Caribbean islands are breathtakingly beautiful and provide important services. But they also face unique ecological vulnerabilities. The delicate balance of these small islands is under constant threat from human activities and a changing climate. Using Nature-Based Solutions is essential in safeguarding these ecosystems for generations to come.

To incorporate these Nature-Based Solutions on the Dutch Caribbean Islands, it is important to tailor them to local contexts. Also, the journey towards successful implementation of Nature-Based Solutions is a collaborative one. It requires a well-coordinated effort from diverse stakeholders. To realize the full potential of these solutions, knowledge exchange and cooperation between these stakeholders are imperative.

This is why we are thrilled to announce that on November 10th (13.30 – 17.00 AST) the DCNA, together with Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA), organizes a symposium on Nature-Based Solutions in ecosystem restoration on the Dutch Caribbean islands. With this event, we aim to facilitate profound knowledge and experience exchange, fostering insights into the effective incorporation of Nature-Based Solutions in Dutch Caribbean projects meant for ecosystem conservation and restoration. Through this event, we also intend to accumulate input for the DCNA’s upcoming ‘Conservation and Restoration of Key Habitats’-Program and make the interface between practitioners and policy writers tangible.

Let’s come together to explore, learn, and collaborate towards a greener, more resilient future for the Dutch Caribbean Islands.

Aerial photo of Aruba's coast

Photo credit:  © Henkjan Kevit (SHAPE/DCNA)

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