Coral Nursery Success in Charlotteville

The Environmental Research Institute Charlotteville, which is a stakeholder in the IFPAMTT project, recently shared news on the success of its coral nursery initiative.  Read more about their work at this link.

Roaming Art Exhibition highlights natural treasures

After the launch of the roaming art exhibition "Treasures Among Us" at the Royal Botanical Gardens on June 11th 2018, and its subsequent display at that venue, 'easterners' were able to view the collection at the Trinity Mall from June 25th to 28th.  The exhibition, which sought to build knowledge of and appreciation for our local natural assets, is on a country-wide tour and will next visit a location in South Trinidad.  Read more about the roaming art pieces and their reception at this link.

Roaming Art Exhibition Gets Underway

On Monday 11th June 2018, an environmental art exhibition entitled "Treasures Among Us" was launched at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Port of Spain.  Under the patronage of Senator the Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development, this exhibition highlights the talents of local artists in thirty mounted pieces in varied media.  The art exhibition was conceptualized as a communication vehicle under the four-year project "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" which is being implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on behalf of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Read more about the exhibition launch at this link.

Community Caravan visits Manzanilla

The first leg of the Community Caravan took the Nariva Swamp public awareness team to the communities of Manzanilla and Plum Road on Tuesday 8th May 2018.  Team members included the Forestry Division, Environmental Management Authority, Brigand Hill Friends of the Environment and the Environmental Policy and Planning Division of the Ministry of Planning.  The Caravan brought residents information and awareness of the assets of this protected area, the threats which currently face its management, the people involved in its conservation and the value of the swamp locally and internationally.  The public awareness exercise continues in the communities of Plum Mitan, Biche, Cuche and Navet over coming days.  Read more about the first leg of the caravan at this link.

Easter Weekend Outreach builds awareness

The Easter Weekend served as a useful platform for outreach activities in public awareness at the Nariva Swamp.  Teams engaged in fire patrols from the Forestry Division and local community-based organisations took the opportunity to meet with persons who were visiting the coastal region and Jagruma River areas to share information on the value of this protected area.  Through the support of the Environmental Management Authority, garbage bags were supplied to visitors from the ICare programme to assist in disposal of plastic containers.  Brief reports on the exercise have been provided by the Forestry Division and the Biche Environmental Action Group.  Enjoy reading and learning about this initiative.