The potential Outstanding Universal Value and natural heritage values of Bonaire National Marine Park: an ecological perspective

Beek, I.J.M. van; Cremer, J.S.M.; Meesters, H.W.G.; Becking, L.E.; Langley, J.M.


The Bonaire National Marine Park is an outstanding example of a fringing coral reef that has evolved to one of the most diverse reef in the Caribbean. The Bonaire Marine Park, protected since 1979 and declared a National Park in 1999, includes one of the healthiest coral reef in the Caribbean and two Ramsar sites which include mangrove forests and seagrass meadows, globally important for 4 species of endangered species of marine turtles and at least 29 species of migratory waterbirds and a nursery habitat for many reef fish species.