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About Stenapa


We are the St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation, also known as STENAPA. We manage three protected areas and a botanical garden on the island of St. Eustatius (Statia).
The St. Eustatius Island Government identified 33km² of land and sea to be protected under law in order to preserve nature on Statia. We are mandated to manage and maintain this area for the benefit of the community. We work every day to protect the fragile tropical ecosystems and endangered species found on St. Eustatius.

Vision/Mission


Working with the people of St. Eustatius to protect our rich forests and foster healthy coral reefs for the people and wildlife of our community.

Treasures we pass to our children.

STAFF

Erik Boman

DIRECTOR

Jessica Berkel

MARINE PARK MANAGER

Sussette Hassell

OFFICE MANAGER

Marit Pistor

NATIONAL PARK RANGER
(MARINE PARK)

Rupnor Redan

NATIONAL PARK RANGER
(TRAIL / IGUANA PATROL)

Francois Mille

NATIONAL PARK RANGER
(MARINE PARK)

Ervin Arnaud

NATIONAL PARK RANGER

(BOTANICAL GARDEN)

 

Achsah Mitchell

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH OFFICER

BOARD

Rignaldo Merkman

BOARD MEMBER

Sarah Hellevang

BOARD MEMBER

Dorrette Courtar

BOARD MEMBER

Marjolein Berkel

BOARD MEMBER

Berto Maduro

BOARD MEMBER

Kay Boyd

SECRETARY

Talique Merkman

TREASURER

Merrill Brown

BOARD MEMBER

ADVISORY TEAM

Stephen Bush

PROF BIOLOGY COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Frederick Gibbs

LAWYER

Reports


All our yearly reports are downloadable. If you would like any information on our current activities please contact us.

STENAPA’s Statutes can be downloaded below.

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