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Virtual Tour of Washington Slagbaai National Park

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Click here to view the Washington Slagbaai National Park brochure

Washington Slagbaai National Park is the first nature sanctuary of the Netherland Antilles. It was established in 1969 and covers an area of 5.643 hectares.

The mission of the park is:

To protect and manage its natural, cultural and historical resources, while allowing ecologically sustainable use for the benefit of future generations.

The Goals are to:

  • Protect and restore (if necessary) the representative environment and landscape of the South Caribbean region found inside the park, as well as its ecosystems, in order to achieve and maintain the balance and continuity of its evolutionary and ecological processes.
  • Protect the island’s native genetic diversity and biodiversity in the current ecosystems. Particularly, protect and restore (if necessary) the species that are in danger of extinction or are under special protective status.
  • Provide an area with optimal conditions for environmentally oriented scientific research.
  • Generate, rescue and spread scientific and historical knowledge that promotes the use of the island resources in a sustainable way.
  • Allow and promote exclusively sustainable use and development of the ecosystems, its elements, and the historical resources, mainly for the benefit of all who live and visit Bonaire.


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