CUNACO


CUNACO is a nature group that supports everything “green” and sustainable. The purpose of this group is to spread nature awareness in Curaçao and to prevent the unnecessary destruction its natural resources.CUNACO also realizes that the local population of Curacao has an already limited access to their own beaches, and this problem we face is escalating day by day. We therefore also strive to eliminate this inequality for future hotels and establishments. We acknowledge that tourism is very important for Curacao’s economy, and welcome tourism development on the island. With all great things come great responsibilities; establishments are responsible for the major continuous destruction of nature above and below sea level, so we must demand their effort and interest in Curacao’s ecology by switching over to various sustainable practices and waste management.

Campaigns


Bam destroys reef

Milly Waal Adventures

Curacao Nature Conservation presents a quick and fun way to learn about the history of Oostpunt, and how exactly the Waal family got a hold of this land.

 

Ban Ocean Dumping in Curacao

Our petition to the Government of Curacao to implement stronger laws on ocean dumping, and water runoffs.

Love What We Have

Join us in marking Curacao with your love. Get the downloadable print-outs here, and go take pictures around the island.

Wechi Dilemma

Recently Amigu di Tera released in the press a brief history about the huge area known as Wechi. FKP director, Arthur Con also recently spoke out to TeleCuracao about the current development. In the video below you can see what he had to say.

Legal Battle Wechi Continues

Letter sent to Techniek & Design.

Our letter to Techniek & Design.

Mangrove Petition

Our successful Jan Thiel petition that was launched in 2008. Although we already claimed victory on this battle against the resort plans, feel free to still sign the petition if you haven’t yet.

Blog


Locals not welcome to its own beaches

The privatization has been an issue since the 1980s, when larger hotels chains established themselves on Curaçao. In total there are 32 beaches on Curacao according to the Curacao Tourist Board. Of these 32 beaches, over half of these are privately owned beaches.

About Us


Curacao Nature Conservation (CUNACO) was established in Curacao, June 2008. Some highlights of CUNACO’s achievements include the successful petition that over 5,000 people have signed so far and the massive walk around Jan Thiel that was organized along with another nature organization. CUNACO has over 1,000 active members. As we are a new nature group, we could really use all help we can get. One of our biggest goals is to educate on the different possibilities of sustainable development and ways of living in Curacao, and the rest of the world.

We are a nature conservation group that takes on anyone who threatens our natural island beauty. From hotels that build artificial beaches on coral reefs, to developers who plan on destroying large and unique nature spots—if nature destruction is taking place, you can bet CUNACO will be on it.

Our mission is to spread nature awareness in Curacao and to prevent as much unnecessary nature destruction as possible. CUNACO also realizes that the local population of Curacao has an already limited access to their own beaches, and this problem we face is escalating day by day. Therefore we also strive to eliminate this inequality for future hotels and establishments.

We acknowledge that tourism is very important for Curacao’s economy, and welcome tourism development on the island. However, with all great things, come great responsibilities. It is a sad but realistic truth that establishments are responsible for the major and continuous destruction of nature above and below sea level, so we must demand their full cooperation, help, and interest in Curacao’s ecology by switching over to various sustainable practices and waste managements.