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. 

Latest updates

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World Ocean Day,

Watch our online virtual 3D tour on June 8 of our Marine Education Center, enjoy the museum online and watch the new teaching materials 'Coral Heroes'. Don't miss this opportunity and watch our facebook or this page for the link. The Marine Education Center is the first museum on Curacao you can watch from your home... get to know our marine life without getting your feet wet!

click above for the 3d experience

Christoffelpark den chikí

Did you bought or received a plant box 'Christoffelpark den Chikí', and do you want more information about the plants in the box? Click on this link for more information.

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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.