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 2021

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    Barbara Chu

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    Blue Jay Holding B.V.

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    Cargill Salt Bonaire

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    Casa Presioso

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    Dive Friends Bonaire

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    Gaia Concepts

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    Gijs, Mieke, Daan, Sam & Florine Botman

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    John Easterwood

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    Plaza Marina

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    Rob Hulsbergen

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    The Laughing Seahorse

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    Administratiekantoor Brandaris

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    Alain de Brouwer & Dinska Dohmen

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    Alan & Joan Zale

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    Alex Bakhuizen

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    ALLVAT

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    Anna Vasylieva

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    Best Cellars Bonaire

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    Bruce & Donna Hood

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    Bruce Brabec & Marlene Robinson

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    Bruce Novis & family

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    BUTS Technical Consultancy

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    dNM Interim

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    Enjoy2Stay

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    Dr. Robert Andrew Rutherford Trust

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    Hamlet Oasis Resort

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    Harbour Village Beach Resort

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    Jim & Judy Kewley

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    Kevin Allen

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    Labor Omnia Vincit BV

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    Loek & Vera Maartens

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    My Next Home

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    Nederlands-Belgische Schildpaddenvereniging

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    QVillas Bonaire

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    RE/MAX Bonaire

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    R Majoor

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    Sand Dollar

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    Setterberg

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    Sundhevy & Stijn

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    VIP Diving

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    VirtualGoals

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    QVillas

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    C.A.F. Ledoux

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    Christina Thamm

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    Dana Bragonier

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    Denise Zmolek

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    Family Schep

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    Julius Heerema

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    Marek Langhans

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    Simone Penders


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    Danielle de Kool

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    Laura Moyer

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    Lindsey Johson

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    Marit Dhondt

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    Paul van der Wal

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    Steve Porter

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    Scott O’Brien

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    Tim Proffitt



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 50 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 2021 your money made among others the following possible:

  • Monitoring of 90 sea turtle nests on Bonaire and Klein Bonaire.
  • Conducting approximately 500 nest patrols on our nesting beaches.
  • Deploying temperature data loggers on Klein Bonaire, Playa Chikitu and in the south.
  • Continuing the Adopt-A-Nest program, with 39 adopted nests in 2021.
  • Publishing our Year Report with a design by Bonsai.
  • Conducting 36 transect-count and six weeks of net-capture surveys.
  • Counting 50 green and hawksbill turtles on the west coast and around Klein Bonaire.
  • Capturing, weighing, measuring and tagging 252 green, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles.
  • 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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