Sustainability on Bonaire
The island of Bonaire is known for being a fearless defender of ecology, some of the projects carried by our island have been pioneering.
Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire (STINAPA) is a non-governmental, non- profit foundation, commissioned by the island government to manage the Bonaire National Marine Park and the Washington Slagbaai National Park.
STINAPA is dedicated to manage and share, protect and restore, promote and educate the resources, biodiversity and values of Bonaire’s nature.
In 2009 STINAPA started the Junior Rangers program.
The Junior Rangers learn about our planet earth. They learn dive ethics to protect Bonaire’s valuable nature and are trained to be Nature Ambassadors from Bonaire to the world. In the hope to inspire other teenagers, to be a role model with a focus to protect our home; their future.
The Junior Rangers program’s mission is to create awareness about Nature and Environmental issues, to build leadership and presentation skills.
Green power is a general term of sustainable energy generated from natural, renewable resources without emitting waste. Water, wind and sun are the main sources of green power.
60% of the island’s energy is generated by wind- and solar energy.
With 12 wind turbines east of Rincon and 1 near Sorobon and a solar park across from the famous dive site 1000 steps.
Bonaire the first blue destination of the world.
Bonaire is a progressive Caribbean island in terms of synergizing people, culture and nature.
Aiming to become a leader in the preservation of Bonaire’s natural assets and resources.
Bonaire was the first Caribbean island to protect their ocean by becoming part of the national marine park.
The park was established in 1979 and covers 2700 hectares coral reef, seagrass- and mangrove vegetation. Bonaire’s recognition of the importance of its water resources even extends to its flag, where the blue represents the pure waters.
Locals have always depended on the ocean as most men are fishermen or work on boats. Bonaire commits and adapts to the sustainable use of ocean resources for growth, well-being, jobs and the ocean ecosystem’s health.
Bonaire Blue Destination builds a bridge between nature and society, always with sustainability in mind, and creates a unique identity and experience, which differentiates Bonaire from other Caribbean islands.