Recognising that the management of natural resources is hindered by a lack of baseline data, but, knowing the growing level of public interest in the environment in our country, Bush Maco TT was born. Bush Maco TT was created by a volunteer-based team of local ecologists who are passionate about Trinbagonian wildlife. Bush Maco is intended to be a portal for archiving the nature that you as citizens observe.
Since Trinis love to maco (for all you non-Trinbagonians, maco means to mind other people’s business i.e. to gossip), what better than to encourage the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to maco about nature? The vision of Bush Maco TT is to use the power of citizen science to document the natural history of Trinidad and Tobago to better understand the nation's ecological systems and guide decision making.
In this instance, citizen science is where in our day-to-day lives, people who are often regularly in the same area, have the opportunity to make year-round observations of nature in a specific location. There are also many of our citizens are keen hikers, amateur naturalists and hunters, spending countless hours in the bush observing culturally and ecologically important species. So if you have been out and about and seen interesting wildlife or plants, Bush Maco TT wants to hear about it. Everything you document will help better understand our natural history. All your observations of species are important.