Trinidad Saves Manatees and Leatherback Turtles

Trinidad wildlife conservation program saves endangered West Indian manatees and leatherback sea turtles and prevents further wetland losses on this Caribbean island.

Marine species in the Caribbean face habitat loss and encroachment by human activity. On Trinidad, the conservation of wildlife, particularly marine species, is supported by the Manatee Conservation Trust, a private non-profit, which works closely with the Trinidad government and the Emperor Valley Zoo to reduce human impact on wildlife.
About Trinidad’s Manatee Conservation Trust

The Manatee Conservation Trust began as a project of the Rotary Club of San Juan working, as the name implies, to protect the endangered West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). Members of the Rotary Club were soon joined by other conservationists on Trinidad and the Manatee Conservation Trust was formed. The Trust has the full support of the Wildlife Section of the Forestry Department, the agency responsible for wildlife conservation in Trinidad.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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