Working with professional audiences including government and non-profit representatives in the field of conservation, elected and appointed officials, and those with private businesses or industry are an important part of the education and conservation work done by EPIC over the years. This includes working to convene stakeholders and groups with shared interests in protecting Sint Maarten’s natural world.
An example of these projects over the years includes an oil spill response training and stakeholder meeting which included industry, government, and NGOs in understanding how to respond to an oil spill and what actions can be taken to prevent them. Businesses were also provided with oil spill response kits thanks to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Training for hike leaders is being developed during 2020-2021 to support the eco-tourism industry. Tourism is the leading driver of the Sint Maarten economy and ecotourism strives to sustain natural resources and livelihoods.
EPIC Sint Maarten has offered dozens of internships to support leadership in the field of conservation. Please check out our internship page to learn more