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Browse the 2020 issue of Discover Saint Martin – Sint Maarten – n°33

Discover n°33


Our overseas territories offer a wealth of diversity; geographic, biological, cultural and economic. Today, however, a lot of this wealth is threatened by climate change. The specific characteristics of French overseas zones makes them especially sensitive to environmental factors and we know that island environments are the most vulnerable. Their ecosystems are extremely sensitive to temperature and a change of just one or two degrees can lead to the whitening of coral and threaten the survival of native species.

The island of St Martin-Sint Maarten is situated within the tropical belt, where the effects of climate disturbance are the most concentrated. Here, residents and visitors are directly confronted by the consequences of climate change on a daily basis. Hurricanes are becoming stronger and their effects more catastrophic, periods of drought are longer and more intense… On the island, many associations and organizations are working to preserve the natural environment. Three of them explained to us what they are doing and described the visible, positive effects they are achieving. They gave us some advice on how each individual can make a difference. By taking “small” steps, each of us can contribute to significant change.

This 33rd edition of Discover Saint-Martin also presents portraits of various island personalities. Artist, gardener, entrepreneur, musician, our pages illustrate the diversity and wealth of talent to be found on our island. And every year we take genuine delight in introducing you to the people who live and work here. Whether they were born on the island or have recently arrived, they have one important thing in common: their unconditional love of St Martin. Unique, lively and welcoming, St Martin is beautiful and it is our duty to protect that beauty.

L’équipe de Discover St. Martin

Discover’s Team

Directeur de la publication
Guy Rosa
Directeur commercial
William Rosa
Direction artistique
Thomas Proust
Stéphanie Leroy
Régie publicitaire & fabrication
SNC Rosdal Saint Martin

Magazine’s Contributors

Charlotte Reville | Noémie Julien
Kay Bourlier | Hélène Colin | Mitsou Ferrier
Laurent Benoit | Thierry Dehove | Théo Demanez | Carimo | Seily Hope
Richard Hazel | Cameron Hyman | Thomas Proust | Grégory Rohard | @donosxm | SXM Festival


Discover Saint-Martin n°32 / 2018 – ISSN 1165-4589 © 2010 – Discover Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten est édité par : SNC Rosdal Saint-Martin – ZA1 Bellevue B.P. 478 97055 Saint-Martin Cedex – Tél. : 05 90 77 48 10 – – – – Siret 398 567 289 000 – 10 APE 5814 Z – La loi du 11 mars 1957 interdit les copies et les reproductions destinées à l’utilisation collective. – Toute représentation ou reproduction même partielle faite par quelque procédé que ce soit, sans le consentement de l’auteur ou de ses ayants cause, est illicite et cause une contrefaçon sanctionnée par les articles 425 et suivants du code pénal. – La marque Discover Saint-Martin est déposée en France et à l’étranger. – N° de dépôt : 885 309 – N° d’enregistrement : 1 591 981 – Date de dépôt : 30 Octobre 1987 – Renouvellement : Octobre 2007 – Impression : Grupo Monterreina – Communauté Européenne

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