Field Work And Training Completed For The Sint Maarten Terrestrial Biodiversity Assessment

Ecologist Kevel Lindsay training The Nature Foundation staff in plant identification. Photo Credit: Mark Yokoyama

As part of the Coastal Resilience and Needs Assessments project (CORENA), over 300 species were observed during a 12 day biodiversity assessment in St. Maarten with the objective to provide information to guide sustainable habitat management and responsible future development.

Epic Welcomes New Program Manager Delroy de Lain

Delroy de Lain

Please welcome Mr. Delroy de Lain who has joined the foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) Sint Maarten under contract as Program Manager, where he will coordinate a variety of research, education, and conservation projects.

Apply Now! Caribbean Youth Climate Activists for the Climate Justice Camp

Caribbean Climate Justice Camp

The free Climate Justice Camp: Caribbean Edition will bring together people from the region to take part in four days of workshops and events to build knowledge, strategies, capacity, community, and networks on Sint Maarten, March 28-31, 2024.

New Terrestrial Biodiversity Assessment For Project CORENA In Sint Maarten

Anolis pogus Photo credit: Mark Yokohama

A new project aims to assess key land areas for biodiversity on St. Maarten. The foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) has been selected to conduct the terrestrial baseline biodiversity assessment, as part of the CORENA project. The CORENA project (Coastal Resilience and Needs Assessments) was initiated by the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial […]

EPIC Partners With IGY to Offer ‘Slurpy’ Pumpout Service

Slurpy the sewage pumpout boat at work prior to Hurricane Irma

MAHO – The foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) Sint Maarten and The Business Point are working to re-establish sewage pumpout boat service in and around the Simpson Bay Lagoon thanks to support and donations from business partners such as Island Global Yachting (IGY). “Without IGY’s donation of dock space for the pumpout boat […]

Anderson Jean Awarded Prestigious Bright Award

Parade and Festival scaled scaled

EPIC colleague and valuable team member Anderson Jean was awarded the prestigious Stanford University Bright Award in a ceremony on the Stanford campus, California in June 2023.

Free Hike-Guide Training Offered on Sint Maarten

guana bay hike scaled

EPIC Sint Maarten invites people interested in becoming volunteer hike leaders to participate in a free two-hour training session this Sunday April 3, 2022, at 9 – 11 a.m. at the SFC/R4CR office (the old WIB branch) on AT Illidge Road.

Conservationists Pen Action Plan to Protect Extremely Elusive and Endangered Seabird

diablotin by Kate Sutherland

“Conserving the Diablotin” informed by a decade of exploration and research January 28, 2022—The Endangered Black-capped Petrel is a seabird so secretive that ten years ago, only one active nest had ever been located and monitored. Despite this tremendous gap in knowledge, the International Black-capped Petrel Conservation Group created an action plan in 2012 to […]

A Path of Partnership


The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds has been a vital supporter of the EPIC Sint Maarten Foundation since 2013, awarding our non-profit more than $80,000 for eight conservation projects including…

Community Helps Identify Restoration Sites


Deciding which sites are most important for restoration takes a community effort. The knowledge and experience of Working Group members are crucial for making informed decisions. In this case, the subject was non-native mammals that damage island biodiversity and…