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Winston Gerschtanowitz visits Save Our Sharks

Postcode Lottery ambassador Winston Gerschtanowitz recently visited the Save Our Sharks project as part of the RTL4 television show ‘Bestemming…’. The show is about ambassadors visiting different projects supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Gerschtanowitz traveled to Saba and St. Maarten, where he literally submerged himself in the world of nature conservation. He observes a giant polluting landfill that is […] Lees verder

Dutch Caribbean Shark Week 2017

From June 3-11, 2017, sharks were celebrated all throughout the Kingdom with the organization of Dutch Caribbean Shark Week. With numerous events and activities catering to kids and adults alike, the plight of sharks and their importance to the world’s oceans were highlighted. Aruba Shark Week in Aruba started with a wonderful lecture and movie […] Lees verder

Fishermen and nature organizations join forces in reducing shark bycatch

Yesterday, during Dutch Caribbean Shark Week on Saba, a kick-off meeting was held for a special project in collaboration with Saban fishermen aimed at reducing the bycatch of sharks in the local lobster fisheries. The new project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and is part of the implementation of the Yarari reserve for sharks and marine mammals […] Lees verder

Dutch Caribbean Shark Week

The Save Our Sharks project will organize the third Dutch Caribbean Shark Week from June 3-11, 2017, simultaneously on six Caribbean islands and in the Netherlands. The week will be filled with activities and events taking place in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, and the Netherlands. All activities are set up to highlight […] Lees verder

SPAW proposals- Fact sheets

This week it was officially decided to protect eight shark species under the international Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol following a proposal by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation with a team of shark experts. The Ministry of Economic Affairs proposed a shortlist of eight shark species for listing on the protocol. This […] Lees verder