Official handover of Enforcement Officer resources

The official handover of new resources to various Enforcement Officer teams took place on 11th December 2019 at a brief event hosted by the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago project.  These resources - An Enforcement Officers Guidebook, Standard operating Procedure, and Quick Reference Card - will assist officers in identifying protected areas, the environmental laws governing their use and improve efficiency and networking for environmental management and enforcement.  The handover event was addressed by Ms Melanie Noel, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Development and Mr. Reuben Robertson, Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname.  Agencies whose representatives were on hand to receive the resources included the Environmental Management Authority, the Forestry Division and Wildlife Section, and the Municipal Police.  Other enforcement agencies will receive packages of resources in coming weeks.