Marine Park in Aruba

The department of nature & environment is conducting several researches in order to complete a marine park in Aruba.

The marine park will provide a range of benefits for the underwater environment by conserving and protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, including critical breeding, nursery and feeding habitats for fish populations.

During the following months several studies will be made by local divers, who will be collecting information about the species present in Aruba waters.The park encompasses four areas – National Park Arikok, Spaans Lagoon, Sero Colorado and Mangel Halto until Isla di Oro.

A management plan for each of these areas will be developed to maintain and restore their ecosystems and biological diversity.

The project started in May 2016 and should be completed on April 2019.