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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.

Mission and Vision


Mission
STENAPA is dedicated to manage, conserve and restore St. Eustatius’ natural resources and educate the community of its values. To sustain and improve the value and benefits of the natural resources and the ecosystem services it provides so that socioeconomic, political and cultural needs of current and future generations can be met.

Vision
Nature is recognized and treasured as an important resource and its monetary and intrinsic values are taken into account in the sustainable development of St Eustatius.

STAFF

Erik Boman

DIRECTOR & TERRESTRIAL PARK MANAGER

Jessica Berkel

MARINE PARK MANAGER

Sussette Hassell

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Marit Pistor

NATIONAL PARK RANGER
(MARINE PARK)

Adam Mitchell

ON-SITE MANAGER
(RFORESTATION PROJECT)

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

Phillip Hahn

NATIONAL PARK RANGER (TERRESTRIAL MONITORING)

BOARD

Dorette A. Courtar

BOARD PRESIDENT

Rignaldo Merkman

BOARD MEMBER

Talique Merkman

TREASURER

Sarah Hellevang

BOARD SECRETARY

Marjolein Berkel

BOARD MEMBER

Merrill Brown

BOARD MEMBER

Kay Boyd

BOARD MEMBER

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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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