Monday, 15 June 2020

Project Resources build understanding of local Protected Areas

As the GEF-funded "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" project draws to a close, several resources produced in the latter part of the project are being shared, to build local awareness of our forest and protected areas (PAs).

In the second half of 2019, a socio-economic study related to PAs was undertaken with the assistance of the Central Statistical Office of the Ministry of Planning and Development.  Preliminary findings were shared at a media event, and the final report is now being shared at this link.

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices surveys, which were undertaken in the early phases of the project (2016-2017) to inform the project's communication activities, were repeated in late 2019.  A summary comparative report is provided, which offers recommendations for areas of continued public education.

Additionally, five video features were produced to highlight the assets, people and challenges associated with management of PAs.  The features had a local debut on the International Day for Biodiversity on 22 May 2020, and are all available for viewing on this You Tube link.

The National Forest and Protected Areas website was launched in 2017 and continues to be a repository of information about activities and for resources developed during the project, and the public is encouraged to enjoy visiting and accessing the information which is shared.