La Réserve naturelle de Saint-Martin est une aire marine protégée de 30km2 située au nord-est de l’île de Saint-Martin. Créé en 1998, cet espace préserve les cinq principaux écosystèmes de l’île : récifs coralliens, mangroves, herbiers de phanérogames, étangs et forêt sèche littorale. La Réserve gère également les 14 étangs du Conservatoire du littoral et ses 11 km de rivages terrestres naturels.

First transatlantic event on marine mammals

RRencontre internationale à Sint Maarten|  International meeting in Sint Maarten
Rencontre internationale à Sint Maarten| International meeting in Sint Maarten

Saint Martin was the host for the first major transatlantic, trans-frontier event on the management of marine mammals! On March 28, 2015, representatives from France, Holland, Sint Maarten, Saba, Saint Eustatius, the AGOA sanctuary, the United States Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay, the Dominican Republic’s sanctuary in Samana Bay, and SPAW-RAC worked together on the management theme, at the initiative of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, responsible for the environment. This working session has several goals, of which the first was an exchange on the various actions completed by different sanctuaries around the Atlantic, not only on scientific information but also means of communication. An other important goal is to promote the new joint activities concerning humpback whales: scientific studies, information exchanges, communication campaigns, and a joint effort on acoustic monitoring. The long-term objective is the acquisition and sharing of information throughout the entire Caribbean, with a harmonization of protocols.

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