Tobago will host a Secondary School Symposium for the Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago project (IFPAM Project TT). It will take place on Tuesday (October 30) at the Auditorium of Scarborough Library Facility from 9 a.m.
The symposium will target secondary school students from Form Three and above. It’s a part of the overall communication strategy of the project, and will inform students on management actions and careers connected to the Main Ridge Forest Reserve / North-East Marine Pilot Protected Area sites.
The Symposium is being jointly hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/UN) and the Institute of Marine Affairs.
The project started in 2015 as a four-year undertaking managed by the FAO/UN for the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
The project follows policy reforms aimed at preventing biodiversity loss and improving the management protected areas, with the adoption of new Protected Area and Forest policies in 2011, and a new National Wildlife Policy in 2013.