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.

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    As part of its mandate toward international obligations, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs provides annual financial support for STCB’s monitoring program.


Funders in 2015

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    Barbara Chu

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    Blue Jay Holding B.V.

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    Bon Doet

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    Botman Family

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    Charities Aid Foundation

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    Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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    Dr. Robert Andrew Rutherford Trust

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    Foundation to Preserve Klein Bonaire

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    Kevin and Sharon Pursley

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    Marlene Robinson / Bruce Brabec

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    Menta Capital B.V.

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    Rob Hulsbergen

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    Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO)

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    Stichting Sea & Land Wonders Dutch Caribbean


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Administratiekantoor Brandaris B.V.

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Akkermans Auto Supplies B.V.

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Broadreach Global Summer Education Adventures

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Dive Friends Bonaire

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Flamingo Communications N.V.

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H.A.M. Bongers-Penning

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Hans & Jannie Koning

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Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (Bonaire)

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Letitia Dace

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    Adam Weingarten

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    Alain de Brouwer

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    Barbara Larkin

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    Bruce and Karen Zavon

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    Daniel Fisher

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    Debby Vermeulen

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    Family Hacke-Otten

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    Loek & Vera Maartens

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    Patrick Holian

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    Rick and Lila Nicholson

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    Susan Barth

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    Tom Norris

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    Wouter and Marian Sonneveldt


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    Christian Jadig

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    Helena Tillaar

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    Hope Morris

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    Hr. B.P. Smits

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    Leslie Martien

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    Patricia Davis



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 38 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 2015 your money made among others the following possible:

  • Monitoring of 77 sea turtle nests on Bonaire and Klein Bonaire and safeguarding of 5257 hatchlings.
  • Partnering with NWO research group to study connectivity among sea turtles within the Dutch Caribbean.
  • Placing satellite tags on four sub-adults in partnership with NWO.
  • Placement of 19 temperature loggers in sea turtle nests in partnership with NWO.
  • Setting up of 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.
  • Launching our pilot project Adopt-A-Nest.
  • Developing the bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Conducting in-water turtle foraging ground surveys.
  • Responding and acting on 22 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.
  • Maintaining the lines and buoys that surround the designated seagrass areas in Lac.
  • Initiating a policy procedure for certification of fishing nets on Bonaire.
  • 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 and launching Instagram.
  • Replacing one sign at Sorobon to inform people about the importance of seagrass.
  • Buying fieldwork equipment, regulator and (pit) tags.
  • Hiring a new part-time staff member for our communication program.
  • Acquiring our ANBI (Dutch tax deductible) status.

Financial Reports

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

 

 

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