Eco-tourism: ‘Leave No Trace’
St. Eustatius cherishes the natural beauty of the island. Unlike most other tourist destinations, nature is considered to be the true wealth of Statia. That is why efforts are taken to avoid mass tourism in the area.
Economic gain weighs against ecological gain on Statia. Statia leans more toward ecotourism, a form of tourism in which visitors leave no ecological trace behind them. STENAPA cares for the environment. The focus lies on protecting the underwater world and the nature of the island. STENAPA also monitors endangered animal and plant species.