Welcome to Carmabi

The Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) is a non-profit foundation on the island of Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean.

CARMABI established in 1955 as a marine research institute. Now the organization has 4 pillars: Marine and Terrestrial Research, Park Management, Nature and Environment Education and Consultancy. 

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 Find here more information about our 'Christoffelpark den Chikí' plant box created for our 65-years anniversary.

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Research station

The research facilities at CARMABI host different researchers from all over the world to study the island's reefs, which are among the best in the Caribbean  Yearly over 250 students and scientist work at the station. 

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Park management

CARMABI manages several national parks on Curacao, including the two largest and most visited parks: Christoffel National Park and Shete Boka National Park. Our goal is to preserve the beautiful nature. 

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The education department of CARMABI is continuously working on producing and organizing school programs with regards to nature and environment. We provide education on these subjects both in the field as in the classroom.  

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The consultancy department of CARMABI consults on various topics related to the environment: from terrestrial and marine biological inventories and ecological research to the determination of conservation priorities and the development and review of nature management plans.