Conservation species for the Dutch Caribbean (2020)

This list of species of conservation interest has been developed as part of a project 'Using management effectiveness to strengthen species conservation in the Caribbean' funded by SPAW-RAC. A first list was developed in 2005 as part of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Management Success initiative. This updated conservation species list adds significantly to the original dataset and includes for the first time species which are protected by local legislation as well as updated lists of species protected by regional and international conventions.  It is intended to provide a greater understanding and to focus more attention on these 'special' species.

The list containes the following fields:

  • Name
  • Presence
  • ImportantBirdArea
  • IUCN class
  • CITES class
  • CMS class
  • Endemism
  • SPAW class
  • Named in local legislation
  • FLAGSHIP species
  • habitat

The list has been compiled using the following sources:

  • Nature & Environment Policy Plan Caribbean Netherlands 2020 -2030
  • Dutch Caribbean Species List developed for The Management Success Project (2015 update)
  • St Maarten Nature Policy Plan species 2020-2030, St Maarten updated flagship species 2020
  • Aruba Legislation: AB2017 no. 48
  • Curaçao legislation: Juli 1926 (P.B. No. 60)
  • CITES trade database
  • SPAW listed species
  • Red List species
  • Dutch Caribbean Species Register
  • Preliminary checklist of extant endemic species and subspecies of the windward Dutch Caribbean (St. Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba and the Saba Bank), Bakker, P.J.A. / Bos, O.G. / Henkens, R.j.H. / De Freitas, J.A. / Debrot, A.O.(2018)
  • Preliminary Checklist of Extant and Fossil Endemic Taxa of the ABC Islands, Leeward Antilles, CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao, Adolphe O. Debrot (2006)
  • Important bird Areas (IBA), BIrdLife International
  • Bonn Convention / Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
  • Bon Berde, Quirijn Coolen
  • Wild Conscience, Fernando Simal
  • John De Freitas (CARMABI retired)

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