Washington Slagbaai National Park

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Washington Slagbaai National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Washington Slagbaai National Park
Map showing the location of Washington Slagbaai National Park
Location Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
Nearest town Rincon
Coordinates 12°16′19″N 68°22′59″W / 12.272°N 68.383°W / 12.272; -68.383Coordinates: 12°16′19″N 68°22′59″W / 12.272°N 68.383°W / 12.272; -68.383
Area 5,643 ha (21.79 sq mi)
Established 1969
Operator STINAPA Bonaire
stinapabonaire.org/washington-slagbaai/
Left: view from the Malmok lighthouse.
Right: Coastal part of the National Park.

Washington Slagbaai National Park is a national park and ecological reserve on the northwestern part of the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands. The 5,643 hectares (21.79 sq mi) park covering approximately a fifth of the island of Bonaire is managed by STINAPA Bonaire, a non-profit foundation, on behalf of the Bonaire government. Established in 1969, Washington Slagbaai National Park was the first nature reserve to be established in the former Netherlands Antilles.

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