IMA Community Symposium October 2018

The Project Coordination Unit for the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago (IFPAMTT) project partnered with the Institute of Marine Affairs in the hosting of the Institute's Community Symposium in October 2018. This edition of the Symposium was hosted at the Betsy's Hope/Louis D'Or Multipurpose Facility in Tobago. 

The activity was promoted as a "Fish Broth and Talk" session at which the audience was able to discuss the information shared in the presentations over a sumptuous cup of fish broth. 

The IFPAMTT project joined again with the IMA in hosting a Secondary School Symposium the day after the Community Symposium, at which the importance of protecting the North East Tobago marine area was shared.  Enjoy viewing some of the presentations shared at these Symposia at the following links:

The North-East Tobago Marine Pilot Protected Area - Celeste Chariandy, Project Coordination Unit IFPAMTT 

Status of Beaches and Bays in Tobago - Christopher Alexis, Institute of Marine Affairs

Status of the Coral Reefs in Tobago - Rachael Amoroso, Institute of Marine Affairs

Assessment of the Caribbean Martin population - Selwyn Davis, Department of Natural Resources and Forestry

Bacterial Water Quality along the South Western coast of Tobago - Sheldon Ramoutar, Institute of Marine Affairs

Reef Check and Forest Check: Citizen Science Approaches to Ecosystem Monitoring - Lanya Fanovich, Environmental Research Institute Charlotteville

Towards Sustainable Development - Kerton Jobe, Environment Tobago

IMA Community Symposium March 2018

The Project Coordination Unit for the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago project presented at the annual Institute of Marine Affairs Community Symposium in 2018.

The Symposium was hosted at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation on 28th March 2018.  The presentation focused on review of boundary options for the Caroni Swamp, based on the Conservation Objective for the site, current development threats and management of the resource.  Enjoy viewing the presentation at this link.

IMA Community Symposium 2017

The Project Coordination Unit for the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago project was invited to present at the Institute of Marine Affairs' Community Symposium 2017. 

The Symposium took place in the coastal community of Mayaro and the team took the opportunity to share findings of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Surveys which were conducted for the Nariva Swamp and Coastal Zone and Trinity Hills Wildlife Sanctuary earlier that year. 

Enjoy viewing the presentation at this link.