Media event to share highlights of socioeconomic survey

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently hosted a media event to share the findings of a recently concluded socioeconomic survey of communities surrounding protected areas in Trinidad and Tobago.  This survey was undertaken during the months of September and October 2019, in order to find out whether persons who live in close proximity to these sites are i) aware of the protected area status, ii) extracting product from these sites and/or iii) engaging with these sites in a sustainable manner to fulfill livelihood needs.

This survey was undertaken with the assistance of the Central Statistical Office and was supported by a Technical Backstopping Team of economists, who developed the final report.  A brief presentation on the preliminary findings is given at this link.