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Monday 20 November 2017
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Spotlight on Charlotteville

Charlotteville will take the spotlight on November 29-30 when a village walkabout comes to the area. Spearheaded by members of a multi-stakeholder group that is developing recommendations for management of the natural assets of the island, the walkabout will share information about the local environment, through one-on-one interaction with members of the north-eastern coastal community. The walkabout takes place from 3pm-6pm each day.

This initiative is being undertaken through the “Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago” project, which is funded by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the European Union and the Global Environment Facility.

Community members will have the opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions about the natural environment of Charlotteville and surrounding areas and to understand how and why these are valued and need to be protected.

The walkabout team will comprise members of local environmental and community groups, other non-governmental bodies and officers of the Department of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Fisheries Division. This team is developing recommendations for management of the Main Ridge Forest Reserve and the North East Tobago Marine Area, and the community interaction will assist in capturing people’s views in this regard.

For more information on the Charlotteville village walkabout, please contact: The Department of Natural Resources and Forestry, Telephone Number: 660-7636 / 639-2273or, The Project Coordination Unit, FAO, e-mail address: neila.bobbprescott@fao.org

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