"My Caroni" session focuses on Scarlet Ibis and Enforcement matters

The second session in the "My Caroni" information/research sharing series took place on Friday 28th September 2018. 

An initiative of the Caroni Swamp Pilot Protected Area Subcommittee (IFPAMTT project), these sessions assist managers in understanding the complexity of issues which face the protected area, and offer opportunities to discuss, brainstorm ideas and network to find practical solutions and/or approaches to improved management.  At the second session which was hosted at the Head Office of the Environmental Management Authority, attendees gained insight on the process followed for designation of the most recent Environmentally Sensitive Species, the Scarlet Ibis.  Additionally, the current challenges facing managers for enforcement within the Caroni Swamp (and other protected areas) and the novel ways in which some of these are being addressed, were shared.  Learn more about the information shared and the discussions which ensued at this link.  The next session of the series will be held in late October.

"My Caroni" research/information series begins

"My Caroni" is the theme of a research/information sharing series which was conceptualised by the Caroni Swamp Pilot Protected Area Subcommittee of the "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" project.  The series is intended to provide updates to managers and other stakeholders on the assets, challenges and issues facing the ecosystem of the Caroni Swamp, to improve its management.  The first session of the series got underway on Friday 24th August 2018 at the Caroni Swamp Visitor Centre.  Read more about this session at this link.

2nd Marine Extractive Users Workshop takes place

Following positive feedback from attendees at the first workshop for Marine Extractive Users held last March in Castara, a second workshop was planned for fisherfolk based in the eastern end of the island.  A report on these workshops can be found at this link.

Coral Nursery Success in Charlotteville

The Environmental Research Institute Charlotteville, which is a stakeholder in the IFPAMTT project, recently shared news on the success of its coral nursery initiative.  Read more about their work at this link.

Roaming Art Exhibition highlights natural treasures

After the launch of the roaming art exhibition "Treasures Among Us" at the Royal Botanical Gardens on June 11th 2018, and its subsequent display at that venue, 'easterners' were able to view the collection at the Trinity Mall from June 25th to 28th.  The exhibition, which sought to build knowledge of and appreciation for our local natural assets, is on a country-wide tour and will next visit a location in South Trinidad.  Read more about the roaming art pieces and their reception at this link.