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RESCQ - Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Coral Reef Quality

We raise new coral colonies in nurseries to repopulate denuded coral reefs with fresh corals. Small colonies are specifically selected for characteristics such as robustness and fast growth to create resilient populations of new corals. Coral nurseries will be set up on Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

This 3 years project (RESCQ: Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Coral Reef Quality) is funded by the European Union through the BEST 2.0 Programme, with a co-funding from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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Latest news

Expanding and maintaining coral nurseries on Saba

Expanding and maintaining coral nurseries on Saba

Renate Olie is one of the students working at the Saba Conservation Foundation as part of the RESCQ program. Below...

DNA tour almost at its end

DNA tour almost at its end

On March 21st we, Pam and Roxanne, two MSc students from the University of Amsterdam,  started our DNA tour of...

Sampling for DNA studies in Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba

Sampling for DNA studies in Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba

At the moment we are working hard to collect coral samples for our dna analyses. Updates on this soon by...

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