Aerial view of the Buccoo Reef system showing the Bon Accord
Trucks going to Trinidad with plastic collected in Tobago by Environment Tobago
Above: Works at Belle Garden
Environment Tobago is presently inquiring about two development events unfolding in Tobago both seemingly without planning approvals or Certificates of Environmental Clearance. Normally both are compulsory given the projects scope.
Yesterday in Tobago, Easter Saturday, on a walk to Hillsborough Dam with a group of friends, we encountered the scene depicted in the photographs. There were eight snakes altogether. One was on its own and the other seven lay in a tangled heap. They measured between 4ft and 6ft. All were dead. There were no chop wounds so it seems they had been bludgeoned. This was on a deserted stretch of unpaved roadway from Mason Hall, bordered by bamboo and scrub.
if central government is toying with the idea of developing T&T’s Blue Economy using the full-on United Nations Environmental Development template, odds they are also aware it’s not a decision that might not go down easy with folks in the sister isle who look forward to turtle soup at Harvest time. Will the People's Partnerhip risk upsetting the popular vote and actually lock up poachers?
Big news friends!
On March 18th the Trinidad and Tobago government amended the Environmental Management Act to provide protection for all five species of our sea turtles. The legislation may be cited as the Environmentally Sensitive Species Notice 2014 and seeks to protect the Leatherback (Notice #88),