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Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Caribbean Netherlands

Key Elements Towards a Joint Invasive Alien Species Strategy for the Dutch Caribbean

Recent inventories have documented no less than 211 exotic alien species in the wild for the Dutch Caribbean. These amount to no less than 27 introduced marine species, 65 introduced terrestrial plants, 72 introduced terrestrial and freshwater animals and 47 introduced agricultural pests and diseases. A list of these species, pests and diseases are found […]

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Predation threats to the Red-billed Tropicbird breeding colony of Saba: Focus on cats

Predation threats to the Red-billed Tropicbird breeding colony of Saba: Focus on cats

Feral domestic cats (Felis catus) are recognized as one of the most devastating alien predator species in the world and are a major threat to nesting colonies of the Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus), on Saba island, Dutch Caribbean. Cats and rats are both known to impact nesting seabirds and hence are both potential threats to […]

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Achatina fulica St Maarten (foto J de Freitas)

Giant African Snail on St. Eustatius

In the 1.5 years since our inventory of invasive species published in March 2012 and which listed the species only for St. Maarten, Achatina has documented on Curacao in March 2013 by Drs. G. van Buurt and on St. Eustatius in August 2013 by Roberto Hensen, Msc., head of the Agriculture Service. Dr. David Robertson […]

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Newsletter of the CNSI – November 2013

Highlights of the Newsletter of the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute at St Eustatius (CNSI), November 2013 issue: King and Queen visit CNSI Science and Project Fair NWO Call for Proposals Caribbean Research results in 45 applications Renovation CNSI building well on track And more: CNSI Newsletter November 2013 (PDF)  

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Halophila stipulacea (Hydrocharitaceae) in the Dutch Caribbean

Since the 2011 IMARES Wageningen University overview of marine invasive species in the Dutch Caribbean (Debrot et al. 2011), the invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea has been additionally documented on three additional Dutch islands. While in 2011 it was only known from St. Maarten and Bonaire, it has now been confirmed for Aruba, Curacao and St. […]

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