The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, working to protect and promote conservation of St. Maarten’s nature and environment. The Nature Foundation also manages the Man of War Shoal Marine Park, which was established December 31st of 2010, the country’s first legally protected area.
The primary concern of the Foundation is to preserve and enhance nature while in the process strengthening the economical and educational value and potential of our natural resources. The mission statement of Nature Foundation is: “To preserve and enhance the natural environment of St. Maarten through proper management, education, public awareness, law enforcement, scientific research and monitoring relating to all aspects of the terrestrial, wetland and marine surroundings.”
Despite being only 16 square miles in land area, St. Maarten has a stunning underwater world and natural profiles that continue to inspire breath-taking moments of visual perception.