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Rocky Island

Marine Conservation organizations in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean

Carmabi Foundation


Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity

Piscaderabaai z/n, Willemstad, Curacao

Region Active


Research institute



Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine research, Coral restoration, Mangroves, Marine vegetation


CARMABI was established in 1955 as a marine research institute. Now the organization has 4 pillars on which it works: Marine and Terrestrial Research, Park Management, Nature and Environment Education and Consultancy. The research facilities host different researchers from all over the world to study the island's reefs. Park Management manages several national parks on Curacao: The Christoffel National Park; the largest national park of the island, an important Sea Turtle nesting area: Shete Boka National Park; The Curacao Marine Park, where they protect the reef and conduct scientific marine research, and shortly to be added is The Curacao Rif Mangrove Park.

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