Thursday, 17 August 2017

On a trail of prepositions

Dwelling house at Wa Sakami Ecosystems project
The Interpretive Trail Design and Maintenance Workshop is a training exercise which has taken place in six modules over the past eight months in the "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" project.

Raynaldo Phillip, Forestry Officer assigned to the Forest and Protected Area Management team provides a reflection on one of the modules in a short blog.

Enjoy reading at this link.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Managing rivers, Sustaining life

Over a six-week period of the school vacation (July/August), the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago project hosted a young intern of the Forestry Division, Mr. Bryce Orr.

While assisting the project team on various activities of the project, Bryce undertook a research activity on the topic of clearing of rivers, particularly after floods.  The project team is happy to post a short article prepared by Bryce on this key issue.  Enjoy reading the article at this link.

(Photographs in Bryce's article were contributed by Raynaldo Phillips of the Forestry Division)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Livelihoods assessment kicks off in protected area

A livelihoods assessment for communities surrounding the Matura Forest and Coastal Zone pilot protected area has started in the north-east communities of Matura, Salybia, Toco, Montevideo, Grande Riviere and Fishing Pond.  

This activity is being undertaken for the current “Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago” project.  

Over the next two months, the study will document how local livelihoods are based on the natural resource richness of the Matura National Park and the nearby protected beaches, and identify which livelihoods opportunities can be feasibly developed in these communities, based on the sustainable use of natural resources.

For more information about the activity and a schedule of community discussions, read more at this link.