Saba

The tiny island of Saba is the peak of a volcanic cone that last erupted 5,000 years ago and is now considered inactive. The island’s highest point is Mount Scenery, which also holds the title of highest peak in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Guarded by steep cliffs on all sides, Saba has no permanent beaches and only one landing point. Much of the island is covered with lush primary and secondary rain forest that harbors an extraordinary abundance and diversity of nature.

Well's Bay

Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

Nature Park Management
Partner Organizations

Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) is a non-profit nature management organization based in Saba, Dutch Caribbean.  Their mission is to commit to the preservation and enhancement of the marine and terrestrial environment on Saba through education, scientific research, monitoring and enforcement.

Contact information
For general questions
Telephone: + 599 416-3295
Fax: + 599 416-3435
E-mail: info@sabapark.org

Visiting address
P.O. Box 18
The Bottom, Saba
Netherlands Antilles

Saba Bank Management Unit

The Saba Bank is not only rich in biodiversity, it is also an important fisheries resource for the neighboring island of Saba. To protect and manage this rich biodiverse hotspot, the Saba Bank Management Unit (SBMU) was established. The SBMU is an independently operating organization under the umbrella of the Saba Conservation Foundation. The tasks of the SBMU includes patrolling the national park on illegal activities, locate and remove marine litter, monitoring fisheries, surveying fish, lobsters, and the various habitats on the Saba Bank. The SBMU also assists visiting researchers, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard, liaises with Saba Bank fishermen, and informs the people of Saba about Saba Bank’s marine life.

Contact information
For general questions
Telephone: + 599 416-3295
Fax: + 599 416-3435
E-mail: sababank.science@gmail.com

Saba's Key Species & Ecosystems

Well's Bay

Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

Magnificent frigatebird

(Fregata magnificens)

Photo credit: ©

Saban Black Iguana

(Iguana Melanoderma)

Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

Saba National Park

Photo credit: © Duncan MacRae

Audubon's shearwater

(Puffinus lherminieri)

Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

Tiger Shark

(Galeocerdo cuvier)

Photo credit: © Duncan Brake

Saban anole

(Anolis sabanus)

Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

Red Billed Tropicbird

(Phaethon aethereus)

Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

Saba Marine Park

Photo credit: © Kai Wulf

American kestrel

(Falco sparverius)

Photo credit:  © Diego Marquez

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