Healthy reefs for recreation, fisheries and flood protection on St.Eustatius

Area characterisation: 

St.Eustatius is part of the Caribbean Netherlands and lies in the northern Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies.


Identification of the health of the coral reef of St.Eustatius. The reefs are important drivers for dive tourism, they support local fisheries and they protect against storms.

Potential impacts/benefits: 
  • provide insights in the current trends in the health of the ecosystem
  • identify likely drivers of change
  • identify potential management options to reach desirable ES service level
Transferability of the result: 

Other Caribbean reefs

Lessons learned: