Livelihood Assessment Studies

A Livelihood Assessment Study was undertaken in communities surrounding the Matura Forest and Coastal Zone Pilot Protected Area (PPA) in 2017.  The study was an activity requested by the Subcommittee for the PPA under the "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" project (2015-2019).  The study sought to determine how people who live in these communities are engaging with the protected area in their livelihood activities, as well as to explore what may be feasible, sustainable livelihoods that can be developed in this region that can assist in management of the site.

The report generated from the initial study can be found at this link.

Following the initial study, similar studies were undertaken in communities surrounding five more pilot protected areas.  The reports generated from those studies are listed below:

Caroni Swamp Livelihoods Assessment (2018)

Main Ridge Forest Reserve Livelihoods Assessment (2018)

Nariva Swamp Livelihoods Assessment (2018)

North East Tobago Marine Area Livelihoods Assessment (2018)

Trinity Hills and Eastern Extension Livelihoods Assessment (2018)