Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Surveys for Protected Areas

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Surveys were conducted in communities surrounding six pilot protected areas over the second year of the "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" project.  These surveys provided information on local people's awareness of the protected status of these sites, the activities that are undertaken there, the threats they perceive to the integrity of the sites and their views on recommendations to improve management.  The results of the surveys were analysed by a communication working group of the respective pilot protected area Subcommittee to advise on a communication strategy.  Towards the end of the project in 2019, the KAP Surveys were repeated in all communities.  Data collected was compiled and compared with findings of the earlier survey and a Summary Report was compiled to provide recommendations to managers of the protected areas on areas requiring additional support for public education and awareness, as well as any new information pertinent to site management.  The findings of the two sets of surveys are provided in the links below.