Support & Funding

If the cascabel could speak, what would it say?

Nature & Conservation

the whispers of mother Aruba

Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Aruba is home to 34 endemic species. 282 species of bird have been recorded on the island. Alongside our ACF protected locations, certain areas have been recognized as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) and/or an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). The spectacular Spaans Lagoen is an official Ramsar site, meaning it is a wetland of international importance.

However, we are witness to species decline and the negative effects of human impact on the island every day. To protect and preserve our valuable flora and fauna, we are committed to three strategic pillars of stewardship in line with Conservation Standards: conserve; give value; create support. It is through this integrated approach that we hope to work together and do justice to nature and our people.

Protected Areas

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We are proud to manage the conservation of nearly 25% of the island 
as well as four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

  • Select an area
    • Parke Nacional Arikok
    • Sasarawichi Dunes & Arashi Beach
    • Spaans Lagoen
    • Saliña Malmok
    • Saliña Druif
    • Saliña Cerca
    • Rooi Manonchi
    • MPA Sero Colorado
    • MPA Oranjestad
    • MPA Mangel Halto
    • Costa Sero Colorado
    • MPA Arikok
    • Saliña Palm Beach
    • Ser’i Teishi

    Parke Nacional Arikok


    Parke Nacional Arikok encompasses 34 square kilometers of protected nature area and is home to much of the island’s flora and fauna.


    Parke Nacional Arikok is home to a great diversity of drought-resistant cacti, trees and plants (xeric), numerous species of bird, reptile and mammal, such as the endemic and endangered Shoco, Prikichi, and Cascabel, the blue Cododo and the rare Hummelinck’s vesper mouse.

    Conservation Programs and Actions



    Reintroduction of the ‘Lora’

    In 2024, ACF reintroduced the endemic and locally extinct, Yellow-shouldered Amazon, known locally as the ‘Lora’ back into Aruba’s nature.


    Coral & Mangrove Restoration

    In 2023, ACF together with loacl & international partners launched ‘Turning the Tide’ an EU RESEMBID Program funded project.

    Small actions make a big difference

    How can you help?

    Be informed

    Educate yourself and others to understand the value of our natural resources

    Use your voice

    Be an advocate for nature, nature also has a voice, and it speaks volumes!


    At the various NGOs that are hard at work conserving nature for Aruba


    There are many ways to give – your time, your knowledge, your experience, and resources

    Join our purposeto support the seagrass & spoonbills (and so much more)