Like on most Caribbean islands the Dutch Caribbean economy relies on international nature related tourism. Examples are diving and snorkling, hiking in the forests, wind-surfing, or kayaking the mangroves. To guarantee sustainable use of nature it is crucial to monitor and understand pressures, like tourism.


: climate change with changes in storms and drought frequency, sea level rise and water termperature change and; direct human induced pressures like overexploitation, over-fishing and coastal development.

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Data provided by: Central Bureau of Statistics Curaçao, Statistics Netherlands

Data analysis by: Wageningen University and Research, in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands, after Verweij et al, (2020)


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