This summer  BD organised a Grass Roots Workshop for a number of close local partners, which resulted in a pilot project to stimulate civic engagement and cross sector collaboration on Bonaire. The pilot project is called Trasame’ which is a combination of the Papiamentu word for work (traha) and the Dutch word for together (samen). Please check out the presentation to learn more about this initiative, see link. Trasame’ is a spin-off project from Boneiru Duradero and as such funded by WWF-NL.

Beyond Plastics

Beyond Plastics is een initiatief van het Wereld Natuur Fonds op Bonaire om de lokale overheid te ondersteunen bij het realiseren van een verbod op single use plastics. In september en oktober werden er drie werksessies gehouden, zodat importeurs, supermarkten, hotels en restaurants op Bonaire hun input konden geven over het aanstaande verbod op single use plastics. Deze input is verwerkt in een rapport dat de leidraad vormt voor de implementatie van lokale maatregelen en wetgeving, klik hier voor meer informatie.

WWF Netherlands (WNF)

WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:

  • conserving the world’s biological diversity
  • ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
  • promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF Netherlands continues to be the main funder of Boneiru Duradero.



Seven Seas Care

Seven Seas Care believes that care for the little things in life is what ultimately has the greatest positive impact. Care for coral is care for our oceans. Care for visitors who are diving into the ocean is care for our environment. Awareness of that connection leads to action, creating a synergy that cares for not only people but also nature. With over 15 years of diving and environmental tourism industry experience, Seven Seas Care Director Carolyn Caporusso provides one-on-one training, consultation and assistance to individuals and businesses regarding environmental education, citizen science, scuba training and dive shop management. Whether you’re a visitor to Bonaire looking to learn more about the marine environment or an organization in need of a collaborative consultant, Seven Seas Care will take care of you. To connect, please email