Caribbean Curiosities: Hiding in Plain Sight

People have spent more than 200 years systematically describing and naming the plants and animals around us. One could be forgiven for thinking that process is winding down. The truth is almost the opposite: we’re still finding about 10,000 new species of animals every year. To be fair, many of these new species are insects. …

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Caribbean Curiosities: Between Worlds

We are all familiar with the salmon’s journey. From the ocean, it enters rivers and makes a miraculous journey upstream to spawn and then die. In the Caribbean, there are many animals that find a life between the land and sea, and a home in fresh and salty waters. On St. Martin, one is never …

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Endemic Animal Festival 2017 Press Roundup

Huge thanks to local media of all types for helping us spread the word about the Endemic Animal Festival! Here are selections from the press about this year’s event. The Daily Herald, April 2017 The Daily Herald, April 2017 The Daily Herald, April 2017 St. Martin’s Week, April 2017 Today Newspaper, April 2017 Wa’appen, April …

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Hundreds Enjoy Local Wildlife at Endemic Animal Festival

Hundreds of guests from St. Martin and beyond learned about local wildlife at the fourth annual Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday. The event, held at Amuseum Naturalis in Grand Case, featured animals found nowhere else in the world and a variety of activities for young and old. Created by the Les Fruits de Mer association, …

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Endemic Animal Festival Photos, Part Three

Here’s one more set of photos from the 2017 Endemic Animal Festival thanks to Claire!

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Endemic Animal Festival Photos, Part Two

Here are more great photos from the Endemic Animal Festival! Big thanks to Claire Affagard for taking these fantastic images of the festival!

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Endemic Animal Festival Photos, Part One

Thanks to everyone who came to the Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday, what a blast! Also huge thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors for making it happen! If you didn’t make it, you can check out these great photos from Tim and see what you missed:

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Caribbean Curiosities: The Last Refuge

The ravines on the western slope of Pic Paradis feature a forest unlike anything else on St. Martin—or neighboring Anguilla and St. Barts for that matter. It is the homeland of our Bearded Anole, and may have been its birthplace, too. In ecology, endemic means something that is only found in one specific place. There …

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Amuseum Naturalis Hosts Endemic Animal Festival This Sunday

People of all ages are invited to discover the incredible animals that live only on St. Martin and only in our region at the fourth annual Endemic Animal Festival. This year’s festival takes place at Amuseum Naturalis in Grand Case from 9am to 3pm on Sunday, April 23rd. As always, the festival is completely free. …

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EAF Sponsor Spotlight: Rockland Estate

Big thanks to a new sponsor, Rockland Estate, a new adventure park from Rain Forest Adventures. Rockland Estate is the latest attraction from Rain Forest Adventures. Set to open this summer, the adventure park will feature the world’s steepest zip line, The Flying Dutchman, the Pirate Sky Ride and a variety of other activities. The …

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