Category Archives: Nature

619. Curaçao Mangrove Project

Little known fact: Curaçao’s numerous inland bays are structural components of its extraordinary coral reef ecosystem. (#2 on Google’s Virtual Underwater Map!) These inland bays are home to mangroves and seagrass beds, nurseries for many Curaçao reef fish as well as nesting

619. Curaçao Mangrove Project

Little known fact: Curaçao’s numerous inland bays are structural components of its extraordinary coral reef ecosystem. (#2 on Google’s Virtual Underwater Map!) These inland bays are home to mangroves and seagrass beds, nurseries for many Curaçao reef fish as well as nesting

633. Curaçao Animal Rescue and Education

Curaçao Sunchild Foundation, led by Marcus DeMaaijer, initiated Curacao Animal Rescue & Education a.k.a TeamCARE. TeamCARE’s mission:  1. Rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals and/or their orphaned young back into the wild 2. Create awareness about environmental issues 3. Remove non-native flora and fauna from

633. Curaçao Animal Rescue and Education

Curaçao Sunchild Foundation, led by Marcus DeMaaijer, initiated Curacao Animal Rescue & Education a.k.a TeamCARE. TeamCARE’s mission:  1. Rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals and/or their orphaned young back into the wild 2. Create awareness about environmental issues 3. Remove non-native flora and fauna from

637. Curaçao Underwater Park

Frommers.com has included Curaçao in its 10 Best Caribbean Snorkeling Spots slideshow: “In contrast to Curaçao’s arid terrain, the marine life that rings the island is rich and spectacular. The best-know snorkeling site — the Curaçao Underwater Marine Park —  stretches

637. Curaçao Underwater Park

Frommers.com has included Curaçao in its 10 Best Caribbean Snorkeling Spots slideshow: “In contrast to Curaçao’s arid terrain, the marine life that rings the island is rich and spectacular. The best-know snorkeling site — the Curaçao Underwater Marine Park —  stretches

639. Ode to Papiamentu by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Philip A. Rademaker as well. Mi Lenga Papiamentu Mi lenga t’e kabuya largu ku ta mara bark’i mi spiritu n’e waf pisá di realidat i dun’é tòg basta

639. Ode to Papiamentu by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Philip A. Rademaker as well. Mi Lenga Papiamentu Mi lenga t’e kabuya largu ku ta mara bark’i mi spiritu n’e waf pisá di realidat i dun’é tòg basta

643. Curaçao’s Drought-Resistant Deer

Scientifically known as Odocoileus virginianus curassavicus, Curaçao’s white-tailed deer is considered an endemic subspecies and believed to be a unique descendant of a deer line introduced to the island by Indian aboriginals some 4,000 years ago. It has adapted itself to the local environment over the

643. Curaçao’s Drought-Resistant Deer

Scientifically known as Odocoileus virginianus curassavicus, Curaçao’s white-tailed deer is considered an endemic subspecies and believed to be a unique descendant of a deer line introduced to the island by Indian aboriginals some 4,000 years ago. It has adapted itself to the local environment over the

644. Curaçao’s Viral Cookie Monster

Curaçao’s “Cookie Monster of the Sea” is about three feet tall and located off Westpunt… and we can’t deny that the resemblance is strong, very strong… so much so that he’s been featured on: GrindTV Daily Mail Yahoo News Canada  NYPost SocialNewsDaily

644. Curaçao’s Viral Cookie Monster

Curaçao’s “Cookie Monster of the Sea” is about three feet tall and located off Westpunt… and we can’t deny that the resemblance is strong, very strong… so much so that he’s been featured on: GrindTV Daily Mail Yahoo News Canada  NYPost SocialNewsDaily

657. Curaçao’s Saddletree / Gum Tree

  ALL PHOTOS BY RITA MENDES-FLOHR. The Gum Tree grows a massive reddish trunk made up of soft, almost leathery wood. In fact, donkey saddles were made of it back in the day, hence its Papiamentu name: Palu di sia

657. Curaçao’s Saddletree / Gum Tree

  ALL PHOTOS BY RITA MENDES-FLOHR. The Gum Tree grows a massive reddish trunk made up of soft, almost leathery wood. In fact, donkey saddles were made of it back in the day, hence its Papiamentu name: Palu di sia