View Full Version : Conch Restoration project in Lac Bay Bonaire

07-11-2014, 11:31 AM
It's a mixture of papiamentu, english and dutch.

At the end the teacher asks the pupils: what have you learned?
Answer: when people visit our island they must be able to enjoy nature. Not only the conch but also other animals and plants.

What I did not realise is that the free roaming goats eat all the young plants. What's left is an older population of plants and trees.


Documentary series on the Conch Restoration project in Lac Bay Bonaire, made for local television and internet. Initiated by STINAPA, supported by DCNA, IUCN NL and De Nationale Postcodeloterij.

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07-11-2014, 12:48 PM
Very cool but us poor mono language speakers I have to ask, how is it doing? Are the conchs back in Lac Bay? Such a premo habitat for them.

07-11-2014, 01:26 PM
No, they are not doing well and are often being caught at very young age before they can reproduce.
That's why the kids are being taught at school not to catch conch

07-13-2014, 08:30 AM

This one has English subtitles. The message is that STINAPA, the police and the public prosecutor are serious about supporting the recovery of the conch but "a small group of poachers" is making it tough to turn the decline around.