Nature Foundation Launches Promotional Video for the Man of War Shoal Marine Park

The St. Maarten Nature Foundation, supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds and through the efforts of filmmakers LeRoy French and Laura Bijnsdorp, has developed a short, thirty second video clip showing the public video images of the wildlife which can be found within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park.


"Many people are not aware of the diverse and important Marine Life which can be found within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park. Therefore we thought it very important to show the community how much diversity there is still left in the ocean surrounding St. Maarten and the importance of protecting it," stated a release from the Nature Foundation. The soundtrack for the movie is from a humpback whale singing, which Nature Foundation staff recorded while researching the migrating whale population within the Man of War Shoal marine Park.

The images were taken within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park, the island’s only natural area protected by law. The Nature Foundation is the Environmental Conservation and Management Organization tasked with the Management and Protection of the Marine Park. "Our goal with the launching of the clip is to of course use social media as much as possible to promote the video so that people can see what their underwater resources look like. Secondly we hope that, with support of the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, we can show the video clip ion the preview section of the local theater so that movie goers can also have an idea. In the meantime we encourage the public to share this video as many times so that people are aware of the amazing Marine Life that can be found inside of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park, "continued a Foundation statement.

The Video can be found on the Nature Foundation YouTube page (NFSXM) or by following the link

The video can also be seen on the Nature Foundation Facebook Page