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Contribution towards Conservation

Seagrape Tours believes that showing visitors St Maarten/ St Martin’s natural and fragile beauty – in a sustainable way – creates awareness of the need for conservation.

The Dutch St Maarten Minister of Tourism has been quoted saying that visitors are looking for authentic and island unique experiences: the more Seagrape Tours and other companies depend and focus on our nature for an income, the more chance our government will put nature reserves into place to keep our economy going, which is solely based on tourism.

To support local conservation, Seagrape Tours donates $1 per guest to nature conservation on St Maarten/ St Martin.

In 2016 Seagrape Tours broadened their spectrum, donations also went to conservation efforts in the entire Caribbean and to the preservation of local historical sites.

Donations so far went to:

St Maarten Nature Foundation – Thanks so much to you for executing a coral reforestation project. Many thanks also for persevering in having the first wetland on the Dutch side of St Maarten – Mullet Bay Pond – declared protected nationally and internationally under RAMSAR.

St Maarten Archeological Center – Thanks so much to Dr Jay Haviser and your students for initiating and assisting the renovation of the oldest Dutch Fort in the Caribbean – Fort Amsterdam, for planting trees, and for maintaining and researching areas on St Maarten of historical value.

BirdsCaribbean – Thanks so much for putting Caribbean birds and birding on the map, for creating awareness, for executing conservation and for training of teachers and guides on the islands.

Reserve Naturelle de St Martin – The EUR 2 per Birding Tour guest go toward the mandatory contribution for the Reserve Naturelle de St Martin, so we can visit and enjoy the birds at one of the greatest birding areas on St Martin: Les Salines d’Orient.

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on 15.08.2022 at 18:03
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