SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation is organizing an awesome adult event for St Maarten Shark Week; a Rum Tasting at Buccaneer Beach Bar on Saturday the 16th of June 2018 from 4pm until 9pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste different Bacardi rums. The Rum Tasting will be the closing party for this year’s St Maarten Shark Week which is held from 8th until the 16th of June.
“The shark Week Rum Tasting is sponsored by Buccaneer Beach Bar and Bacardi rum distributed by CC1 St. Maarten. A ticket is $10 which allows you to taste 6 different rums, all proceedings will be donated to the Nature Foundation St Maarten. Come out to enjoy nice rums and help our nature and environment on St Maarten at the same time” stated Nature Foundations Project Officer Melanie Meijer zu Schlochtern.
During the event an amazing St Maarten made Shark Painting will be auctioned, proceeds of the auction will be totally donated to the Nature Foundation St Maarten to protect St Maarten’s natural environment. Support the Nature Foundation by the willingness to bid high for this unique local Caribbean Reef Shark painting. Bidding is already open and starts at $500, you can send your bid to naturefoundationprojects@
Sharks are the most misunderstood species on the planet as they are repeatedly displayed as villains and being dangerous; however they are actually the victims of humans poaching, finning and overfishing. Worldwide over 100 million sharks are killed per year resulting in half of all shark species being threatened or endangered. It is important that we work together to ensure the survival of our shark populations, therefore the Nature Foundation is trying to bring this awareness to the public by organizing Shark Week.
During the Rum Tasting event, there will be the possibility to support the Nature Foundation by adopting a shark, or purchasing shark week t-shirts, shark hats, 4Ocean bracelets or reusable shopping bags. St Maarten Shark Week is part of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance ‘Save our Sharks’ project funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery.