Quill / Boven National Park

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f - Clarify if some species/habitats listed in section III are the subject of more management/recovery/protection measures than others


Marine / costal / terrestrial ecosystems Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Mangroves no no no
Coral no no no
Sea grass beds no no no
Wetlands no no no
Forests no no no
Others no no no



Species from SPAW Annex 2 present in your area Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Reptiles: Chelonia mydas no no no
Reptiles: Eretmochelys imbricata no no no
Reptiles: Dermochelys coriacea no no no
Birds: Cinclocerthia ruficauda no no no
Species from SPAW Annex 3 present in your area Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Reptiles: Iguana delicatissima no no no

g - Describe how the protected area is integrated within the country’s larger planning framework (if applicable)

not specified

h - Zoning, if applicable, and the basic regulations applied to the zones (attach in Annex a copy of the zoning map)

Name Basic regulation applied to the zone
Comments, if necessary

There are no zones within the National Park at present though this is a possibility in future.

i - Enforcement measures and policies

The boundaries are not marked with a fence or physical demarcation.

No national and local institutions are involved in protection or surveillance of the National Park.

Five staff of the National Parks organisation were empowered as special agents of police in 2006. Two staff are remaining, and new staff are on the waiting list for the police course. The two existing special agents of police on staff are able to issue warnings and process verbal for violations. The maximum penalty for damage to fauna, flora or landscape of the National Park is Naf 5,000 (US$2,809). This is low however there have been no violations in the National Park and therefore it is considered sufficient for effective enforcement.

j - International status and dates of designation (e.g. Biosphere Reserve, Ramsar Site, Significant Bird Area, etc.)

International status Date of designation
Biosphere reserve no
Ramsar site no
Significant bird area yes 1/1/08
World heritage site (UNESCO) no
Others: no
Two important bird areas (IBA) were declared in 2008 (Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean, Birdlife International) on the basis of nine species that variously trigger the IBA criteria for restricted-range birds and congregatory birds: Quill IBA (AN008) Boven IBA (AN007)

k - Site’s contribution to local sustainable development measures or related plans

not specified

l - Available management resources for the area

Ressources How many/how much Comments/description
Human ressources Permanent staff - Field Experts (scientific monitoring) - Field Technicians (maintenance, etc) - Wardens - Guides
Physical ressources Equipments - Signs on the main accesses - Self guided trails with signs - Terrestrial vehicles - Radio and communications - Environment awareness materials
Infrastructures - Office and/or laboratory in the field - Visitors information centre
Financial ressources Present sources of funding The present financial means are low for implementation of the management plan. There is extremely low core funding for basic park operations from government as well as funds from income from fees and guided hikes and for equipment through the volunteer programme.
Sources expected in the future Long-term funding prospects are excellent, through a Trust Fund set up by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) which will pay out for operational costs of the National Park from 2016. The constitutional change of the Netherlands Antilles in October 2010 means that there may be additional technical or financial support from the Netherlands as St Eustatius becomes a municipality.
Annual budget (USD)

Conclusion Describe how the management framework outlined above is adequate to achieve the ecological and socio-economic objectives that were established for the site (Guidelines and Criteria Section C/V).