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Parrot roost count up to 2017

706 roosts counted in 2017. Slightly less roosts than previous years that might be due to missed new or remote roosts during counts, or recent droughts

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Tourists arriving by plane slightly increase

CBS publishes trends in the Caribbean Netherlands including the number of tourists which are the most important economic driver but could also be considered a pressure on nature

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New interactive map-viewer on DCBD

A smooth new map-viewer is available for each island and the Saba Bank, a changing selection of highlighted maps is present. All GIS data is accessible via the resources section

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Yarari marine mammal and shark sanctuary

The populations of sharks worldwide are in sharp decline. The local nature conservation and fisheries organizations are involved in the protection.

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Flamingos stable on Bonaire

Flamingos are counted every month since 1981. Flamingo population is stable on Bonaire. The sudden population decline in Goto-meer due to contamination has been restored.

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Preferences from social media pictures

Visual environmental preferences for wildlife, landscapes and coastal zones have been located through Panoramio and Flickr social media platforms.

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