New Resources Available

New resources produced under the project "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" are now available on the National Forest and Protected Areas webpage, under the Resources tab.  

The first two documents are as follows:

  • Let's Walk: A Field Guide for Building and Maintenance of Nature Trails
  • Livelihoods Assessment Guide for Protected Areas in Trinidad and Tobago

The documents are available for download and are intended to assist managers in building their skills and capacity in the respective areas to improve the management of forest and protected areas.  

Secondary School Symposium held jointly with IMA in Tobago

In the month of October 2018, the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) partnered with the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago (IFPAMTT) project to host a symposium for the benefit of secondary schools in Tobago.  The symposium presented information on current work being done by the Institute, the IFPAMTT project, the Environmental Management Authority, the Department of Natural Resources and Forestry (Tobago House of Assembly) and local environmental NGOs.  Students who attended the Symposium were able to ask questions about these activities and also gained advice on the range of career paths they can follow to contribute to the management of Tobago's natural environment.  A report on the Symposium can be found at this link.

December issue of ProtectEd is here

The latest issue of the IFPAMTT project newsletter, ProtectEd is here!  This latest issue reports on project activities that took place over the last six-month period.  Enjoy catching up with news on the development of protected area management plans, the project's observance of World Food Day 2018 in October, a wide range of communication activities undertaken in Tobago and much, much more.  Read the latest issue of ProtectEd at this link.

 

 

Primary Teachers Workshop "localises" Science Curriculum

A workshop which targeted key topics on the Primary School Science Curriculum was offered to teachers in Tobago in late October.  The workshop was built around a toolkit of activities which introduced the science topics using the vehicle of storytelling.  The activities were well-received by thirty-one teachers who attended the workshop and set the pace for future networking among the teachers and local resource personnel who are involved in protected area management on the island.  Learn more about the workshop at this link.

"My Caroni" pilot series comes to a close

The third and final session of the "My Caroni" research/information sharing series came to a close on Friday 26th October 2018.  The series, which was conceptualised to update managers and key stakeholders on pertinent and current issues relevant to management was held on a monthly basis, from August 2018.  Read about this final session, which covered two surveys conducted in selected communities which border the Caroni Swamp at this link.