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.

  • MinEZ-logo

    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

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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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    Dive Friends Bonaire

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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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    Harbour Village Marina

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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 Sea & Land Wonders Dutch Caribbean

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    American Consulting Group B.V.

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    Between 2 Buns

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    Bonaire from the Sea B.V.

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    Bonaire Logistics

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    Bonaire Office Systems

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    Broadreach Global Summar Education Adventures

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    Cargill Salt Bonaire B.V.

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    Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

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    Doreen Schwerdtfeger

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    Gaia Production N.V.

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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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    Jibe City

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    KPMG Dutch Caribbean

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    Loek & Vera Maartens

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    Maduro & Curiel’s Bank Bonaire N.V.

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    Mangrove Info Center

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    Pasa Bon Pizza

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    Piet Boon Bonaire

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    Plaza Beach Resort Bonaire

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    RE/MAX Paradise Homes

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    Sorobon Beach Resort

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    Stichting Club Roomer

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    T&TMC NSO & HB

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    Vip Diving

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    Alan Scott

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    Barbara Larkin

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    Bonnie Watson

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    Casa Presioso

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    Daniel and Christine Fisher

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    Denny Daniels

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    Ellen ten Damme

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    Erwin Plessers

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    Guusje Maartens-Nas

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    Hope Morris

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    Jeffrey Kramer

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    Julia Burgess

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    Lee Stanford

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    Lillian Thiemann

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    Meredith & Steve Schnoll

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    Rick & Lila Nicholson

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    Sandy Hall


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    Abraham Potappel

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    Adriaan Kik

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    Greg Ogle

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    Jeff McPhate

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    Jill Hearne

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    Marika Sjodin

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    Max Gilbert

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    MBL Richardson

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    Nat Miller

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    Peter Ollendorf

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    Randall Grottke

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    Rebecca Conkright

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    Susan Porter

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    Wendy Merchant

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    William Holman



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.

Financial Reports

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

 

 

© Copyright 2016 Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire

RSIN: 8240.89.297 | KvK: 7167

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