Reproductive cycle and cave use dynamics of bat maternity cave at Bakuna

The previously unknown life cycles of two species of insect-eating bats have been determined for Bonaire by this project. We found these species at a cave located in the Bakuna area, where scientific research was never conducted before. We defined the yearly patterns of use of this cave by 3 different bat species that inhabit it. We did this by conducting…

First Tour Guide Course Accomplished

We are very happy to announce that the First Bonaire Caves & Karst Tour Guide Course was successfully accomplished and we now count with 13 CARIBSS-certified cave tour guides on Bonaire. The course took place in the facilities of Caribbean Club Bonaire, Bonaire Chamber of Commerce, and the recently established Bonaire Caves & Karst Park, between the 7th and 21st of June of 2019.

BONAIRE CAVES & KARST TOUR GUIDE COURSE

Four-day course (morning/afternoon classes) 29 h classes One-day forum Dates: 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 21st June 2019 Maximum student capacity: 12 The Island of Bonaire is rich in sinkholes and caves, many of them still unexplored. These natural beauties are, on one hand, invaluable reservoirs of natural resources, ecological interactions and ecosystem services; and on…

donated by the foundation Dieren Lot

The Bat Conservation Program for the ABC islands (PPRABC), a member of the Caribbean Speleological Society, received today a pick up truck donated by the foundation Dieren Lot. The truck will be used for work related to the conservation of bats and their habitats. This donation came in perfect timing for the Caves and Karst…

Cave Clean-Up September 2 2017

Thank you everybody involved on our first Cave Clean-Up, it was a wild success besides a lot of fun!. 80% of the trash is already out of the cave. Hoping to get some heavy machinery to remove the old car and some other heavy pieces for our next run. Will be contacting Selibon and Bonaire…