Our Funding

STCB is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. We raise funds through conservation and research grants, merchandise sales and from individual and business donors.


Main Funders

  • WWF-NL

    WWF-NL Flagship Funder. WWF-NL provides major financial support for STCB’s work in conservation and education.

  • As part of its mandate toward international obligations, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality provides annual financial support for STCB’s monitoring program.

  • Stichting DierenLot provides financial support for STCB’s work. In addition, Stichting DierenLot has donated an animal rescue vehicle to STCB.


Funders in 2020

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    Barbara Chu

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    Blue Jay Holding B.V.

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    Boat Yard Bonaire

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    Cargill Salt Bonaire

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    Casa Presioso

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    Dive Friends Bonaire

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    Gijs, Mieke, Daan, Sam & Florine Botman

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    Plaza Marina

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    Rob Hulsbergen

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    Administratiekantoor Brandaris

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    Alain de Brouwer & Dinska Dohmen

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    Antoine Zeegers

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    Best Cellars Bonaire

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    Brave Water Foundation

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    Buts Technical Consultancy

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    Bruce Brabec & Marlene Robinson

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    Daniel Hefter & Heidi Malm

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    dNM Interim

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    Doris & Martin Elle

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    Dr. Robert Andrew Rutherford Trust

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    Findling Family

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    Hamlet Oasis Resort

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    Harbour Village Beach Resort

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    Harbourtown Real Estate

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    Illuseum Berlin

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    International Tax Advisors BV

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    Jim & Judy Kewley

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    Joan & Alan Zale

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    Labor Omnia Vincit BV

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    Loek & Vera Maartens

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    Nederlands-Belgische Schildpaddenvereniging

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    QVillas Bonaire

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    RE/MAX Bonaire

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    Sand Dollar

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    Sue & Kevin O’Brien

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    Sunbelt Realty

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    Sundhevy & Stijn

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    The Laughing Seahorse

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    Villa Kiki

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    VIP Diving

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    Anders Emrich

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    Bonaire Pros

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    Barbara Larkin

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    Eden Essex

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    Greg Oppenhuizen

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    Indigo Properties

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    Katie Gilbert

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    Peter Ollendorf

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    Randall Grottke

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    Scott & Carole Johnson

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    Simone Penders

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    Vereniging van Appartementen Lac Bay Casitas


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    Annika Gustafson

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    CW Berkhout

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    Damian Sprangers

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    David Satan

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    Franciscus Wijnants

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    John Clarizio

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    Jolande Sap

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    Lindsey Johnson

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    Martha Lewis

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    Mary Chamberland

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    Mr. Bernard N Brans

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    Ton Muller



A big thanks to all our anonymous donors


How we spend your money

Whatever the size of the donation, we manage your gift responsibly to ensure the maximum benefit for sea turtles. We keep our administrative costs as low as possible by having the support of around 40 volunteers and year round assistance of one intern.

Your money is invested in 3 fundamental aspects:

Staff: STCB staff consists out of 2 full-timers and 1 part-time contractor.

Equipment: equipment is essential for our ongoing nest monitoring and in-water surveys.

Transportation: to do our job, we depend on our truck and boat to conduct fieldwork. That means that a part of your donations will go to finance our transport.

 In 2020 your money made among others the following possible:

  • Monitoring of more than 110 sea turtle nests on Bonaire and Klein Bonaire.
  • Continuing the Adopt-A-Nest program, with 33 adopted nests in 2020.
  • Publishing our Year Report with a new design
  • Conducting 108 transect-count and five weeks of net-capture surveys.
  • Counting 298 green and hawksbill turtles on the west coast and around Klein Bonaire.
  • Capturing, weighing, measuring and tagging 144 green, three hawksbill and one loggerhead turtle.
  • Deploying a satellite transmitter on a hawksbill turtle called ‘Flappie’.
  • Sending out the bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Responding and acting on reports called in of Turtles in Troubles.
  • Organizing Fishing line removal clean up dives.
  • Organizing presentations about Bonaire’s endangered sea turtles in English, Dutch and Papiamentu.
  • Increasing our social media presence.

Financial Reports

All our financial documentation including our Annual Financial Reports are available for download on our Publications page

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