STCB is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. We raise funds through conservation and research grants, merchandise sales and from individual and business donors.
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 Economic Affairs 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 2016
Blue Jay Holding B.V.
Charities Aid Foundation
Dive Friends Bonaire
Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)
Dr. Robert Andrew Rutherford Trust
Foundation to Preserve Klein Bonaire
Harbour Village Marina
Kevin and Sharon Pursley
Marlene Robinson / Bruce Brabec
Menta Capital B.V.
Stichting Sea & Land Wonders Dutch Caribbean
American Consulting Group B.V.
Between 2 Buns
Bonaire from the Sea B.V.
Bonaire Office Systems
Broadreach Global Summar Education Adventures
Cargill Salt Bonaire B.V.
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino
Gaia Production N.V.
Hamlet Oasis Resort
Harbour Village Beach Resort
Harbourtown Real Estate
KPMG Dutch Caribbean
Loek & Vera Maartens
Maduro & Curiel’s Bank Bonaire N.V.
Mangrove Info Center
Pasa Bon Pizza
Piet Boon Bonaire
Plaza Beach Resort Bonaire
RE/MAX Paradise Homes
Sorobon Beach Resort
Stichting Club Roomer
T&TMC NSO & HB
Daniel and Christine Fisher
Ellen ten Damme
Meredith & Steve Schnoll
Rick & Lila Nicholson
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 part-timers, 1 full-timer 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 2016 your money made among others the following possible:
- Monitoring of 114 sea turtle nests on Bonaire and Klein Bonaire and safeguarding of 9,700 hatchlings.
- Partnering with NWO research group to study connectivity among sea turtles within the Dutch Caribbean.
- Placing satellite tags on three sub-adults in partnership with NWO.
- Attaching a datalogger with affixed sonic tag to a sub-adult hawksbill.
- Concluding a long-term experiment in Lac Bai to learn more about the feeding behaviour of green turtles and the effect of grazing on seagrass productivity, species composition and invasive seagrass expansion rate in partnership with NWO.
- Continuing the Adopt-A-Nest program, with 25 adopted nests in 2016.
- Sending out the bi-monthly newsletter.
- Conducting in-water turtle foraging ground surveys.
- Responding and acting on 15 reports called in of Turtles in Troubles.
- Organizing 12 Fishing line removal clean up dives.
- Addressing policy and legislation threats to the marine park through the “Save Bonaire Marine Park” initiative..
- Partnering with Boneiru Duradero to study the feasibility to ban plastic bags on Bonaire in the future.
- Organizing 28 presentations about Bonaire’s endangered sea turtles in English, Dutch and Papiamentu.
- Increasing our social media presence.
- Buying fieldwork equipment, regulator and (pit) tags.
- Hiring a part-time staff member for our communication program.
All our financial documentation including our Annual Financial Reports are available for download on our Publications page