What is Conservation Bonaire? Conservation is the protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water right here on Bonaire.
Bonaire is a small pristine Island in the Caribbean sea in front of the coast of Venezuela next to Curacao and Aruba. Bonaire has a lot of nature and therefore we have several conservation organisations. In the near future I’ll visit those organisations and make a photographic report. I start with the Mangrove Maniacs.
- Mangrove Maniacs.
The land side of the bay at Lac has a mangrove forest. This mangrove area is the largest area in the Dutch Caribbean. The dominant mangrove species is the red mangrove. The area between the roots shelters many juvenile species of reef fish, some of them are endangered like the Rainbow Parrotfish. Next to the red mangrove with also have black and white mangroves.
The current tidal creeks in the mangroves need to be widened to avoid the encroachment of new plants in open areas where they obstruct a free waterflow.
The Maniacs are a fantastic group of volunteers working in the mangroves for the Ecological Restoration Project. For more information or if you want to volunteer about go to: Facebook Mangrove Maniacs
For all the pictures take a look at: Images Mangrove Bonaire
2. Sea turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB)
3. Bird Rehab
4. Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire
5. ECHO (Parrots & People)
6. Wild Conscience