Klein Bonaire is a small uninhabited island located just off the coast of Bonaire. It is about half a mile from Bonaire at its closest point. The island encompasses over 1500 acres. The development of Klein Bonaire was attempted a few times in the past. The final try in 1995, was also unsuccessful. Concerned locals rallied to save Klein Bonaire from development. The Foundation for the Preservation of Klein Bonaire (FPKB) was born. Through efforts of the FPKB and other concerned parties, and monies from the Department of the Interior and Kingdom Affairs of the Netherlands, the World Nature Foundation of the Netherlands and FPKB, the government purchased the island. Klein Bonaire is included in the protection of the Bonaire National Marine Park and is home to turtle nesting grounds.