The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources as the National Focal Point for the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification was assisted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to develop a proposal for a large scale Global Environmental Facility (GEF) funded project entitled “Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago.”
The four (4) year project is intended to conserve biodiversity in the country by setting up a protected areas system and enhancing capacity and finance for conservation management. It will also assist in the implementation of the new National Forest Policy and the National Protected Areas Policy.
In April, 2014, the final project document produced was endorsed by the GEF CEO which has recently been approved by Cabinet. The approved project document and endorsement letter can be found below: