Workshops, Presentations and Excursions at DCNA Convention

Participants and facilitators to the DCNA Convention held in Bonaire last week. Photo: DCNA

Kralendijk – During the 2019 edition of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) convention held on Bonaire earlier this week, biologists from the region met to thoroughly discuss coral restoration, the Coral Action Plan, the (citizen) science platform and the next call for research proposals from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

In addition to attending presentations and workshops, the biologists from, among others, the six national parks of the Dutch Caribbean also went on an excursion to gain first-hand experience on the coral restoration work of the Reef Renewal Foundation on Bonaire.

In-depth information on coral recovery
The park biologists are now better informed on when and how to apply coral restoration methods since the presentations and workshops represented a unique opportunity to learn from each other’s knowledge and experiences. This newly gained knowledge will undoubtedly benefit the work carried out on the other islands. “It is very inspiring to see what is already being done on Bonaire and to learn from the experiences of the other islands. It is also very insightful to learn about the available knowledge and how accessible it is made through the developed methodologies.” Jessica Berkel (STENAPA-St. Eustatius).

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