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The Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity foundation (since 1955)


We are all about nature! We started out as a Marine Research Institute in 1955 and have since then broadly extended our research and education activities! On Curaçao we actively manage four national parks:,  The Christoffel National Park; the largest national park of the island, an important Sea Turtle nesting area: Shete Boka National Park, The Curacao Rif Mangrove Park, a special city park in Curaçao that consists of Mangrove trees,  and The Curacao Marine Park, where we protect the reef and conduct scientific marine research to make a difference in restoring our coral reef.

Besides marine research, our team is also conducting terrestrial research on our island and - of course - in our national parks, to better understand our important nature.

We believe it is crucial to share our findings with visitors of the island and with the people of Curaçao. Through our educational programs and activities we strive to engage the local youth with nature and all of its beauty. 


Research Station

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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. 

Park Management

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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.

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