Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Naturalis’ fieldwork on Sint Eustatius

Photos: Jeroen van der Brugge and Berry van der Hoorn

Update of species with conservation value in the Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Sytske de Waart - 7 October 2021
Screenprint of DCNA --website about special species lists

The Special Species List was last updated in December of 2020. Although not a complete species list, this document does provide a list of species which are of conservation value. It includes all species protected under international (IUCN Red List, CITES, IBA, CMS), regional (SPAW) and local legislation as well as endemic (restricted range) species and ' flagship species' . Flagship species were selected by conservationists themselves. Some species were chosen because they are endemic, endangered or very rare, while some were chosen simply because people on the island feel strongly about them. The list has been endorsed, collectively, by conservationists throughout the region and adopted by DCNA. These are species with intrinsic value for the Dutch Caribbean through their iconic nature, rarity or cultural value.

The conservation status of the Caribbean species on the Special Species List has been added to the species in the Dutch Caribbean Species Register.

References: 

DCNA, 2020. Dutch Caribbean Key Conservations Species. link