Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust

For Visits To The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust Reservations Must Be Made in Advance. Please call 612-2463/ 658-4200 ext. 2512#    

 

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust Breeding/Release Programme for Blue & Gold Macaws.

 Since 1966, the P-a-P Wildfowl Trust has been actively breeding and releasing locally endangered waterfowl. In 1997 & 1999, Scarlet Ibis and Blue and Gold Macaws, which had been bred at the Trust were released. To complement the breeding and release of these endangered birds into existing wetland habitats to ensure viable populations, the Trust has also designed and implemented Environmental Education & Public Awareness Programmes shared daily with our student and public visitors, on and off site .                                                                                                                                    Following successive years of lobbying and daily active environmental works, the Trust has been instrumental in accomplishing significant environmental milestones. The successful breeding of Trinidad’s Largest Macaw species, The Blue and Gold Macaw in 1995 when several healthy Blue and Gold Macaw chicks hatched at the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, parent- reared in a specially designed Breeding Unit for successful translocation into the Nariva Wetlands, a RAMSAR site, so designated in 1994 as a result of the relentless advocacy by the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust with the support of other NGO’s & the Forestry/Wildlife Division.

        

A number of releases of the previously extirpated Blue & Gold macaw into the Nariva Wetlands have been done by the Trust; the most recent in 2011. A flock of ten, ringed birds were introduced into the pre-release aviary in Bush Bush in the NarivaSwamp, in the presence of Forestry & Wildlife Officers. They were then released into the wild, their known habitat, where their favorite food the Moriche Palm (Mauritia flexuosa) is found. The Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) continues to be part of the Trust’s avian breeding programme, with successful hatches every year. Once again, we have 22 adult birds soon to be released.        See Video...       

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The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust would like to extend CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Vice President and Honorary Treasurer, Mrs. Karilyn Shephard on her national award, Hummingbird Gold. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust and the Environmental Field.  

          Left-> Right: Mrs Karilyn Shephard, Vice President/ Hon. Treasurer. Receiving her award from His Excellency The President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona SC, ORTT.  

Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust goes to Icacos

In August 2017, The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust completed their volunteer program with Secondary school students. For this workshop excursion, students joined the Trust's professional staff to see for themselves the reality of Climate Change/Sea Level Rise and the effects on our Islands' coastlines, in particular in Icacos. This Climate Change Project is funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

          

  Scarlet Ibis: National Bird of Trinidad:                                                                                                                            

 

Another live hatch at the PaP Wildfowl Trust.

Over the years Scarlet Ibis are bred and released in one of the aviculture programmes at the PaP Wildfowl Trust. In 1986, the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust together with other NGO's successfully petitioned the then Government of Trinidad & Tobago to declare our National Bird, the Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) as a protected species.

                       Recently we have read the appalling news of the illegal hunting & slaughter of our National Bird and a migratory flock of Flamingoes in the Caroni Swamp. Trinidad & Tobago have laws that protect our National Bird and prohibit hunting them and other wildlife during the closed season. In the 1960’s our National Bird stopped breeding in our Country because of this very same reason.                                                                                                                                                                                     It is deeply regrettable that we do not have enough Game Wardens to patrol & monitor our wetlands & forests so making the Forestry Division & the Ministry of Agriculture, Land & Fisheries incapable of bringing these monsters to book. At the PaPWFT we continue to breed & release our locally endangered waterfowl.

              

NEWSLETTER 2017

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BIRD FEATURES OF THE TRUST...             The Blue and Gold Macaw                (Ara arauna)


The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is dedicated to the Wise- Use of natural resources as well as the preservation of Trinidad and Tobago's wildlife. The Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara arauna) which was locally extirpated because of the illegal pet trade of exotic birds and the destruction of their habitat. These majestic birds, once found in huge flocks in the Nariva Swamp, Trinidad's largest wetland and first RAMSAR Site have been bred and released back into the wild by the Trust. Today, Trust Member, Rishi Goordial reports that there is a small flock of approximately 9 healthy birds living and thriving in La Brea.

The Trust continues to play its part by ensuring the survival of this beautiful and intelligent bird, locally, through the Trust's breeding and release programme at the Trust. 

 THE POINTE-A-PIERRE WILDFOWL TRUST presents..           Now Available at the P-a-P Wildfowl Trust   

  Congratulatory Letters From Her Majesty The Queen of England and Sir David Attenborough

 

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust works German Embassy in Combating Climate Change in Trinidad and Tobago

  

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is proud to be supported by the German Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago again with a grant which would enable the Trust's outreach programme "Adapting to Climate Change". Trust Educators will visit schools specifically in rural areas of Trinidad and Tobago to share educational programmes to the youth engaging them in discussions and showing them that a "green lifestyle" helps fight climate change. 

The Embassy and the Trust have been long standing partners since 2011 in raising the awareness about climate change.

 

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Returned to the Nariva Wetlands

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust released 10 Blue & Gold Macaws into their natural home, the Nariva Wetlands, to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Trust. Read more...

White Faced Whistling Duck

From the Netherlands with Love

White Faced Whistling Ducks and White Cheeked Pintails, locally endangered arrived at the PaP Wildfowl Trust in May 2013 as a gift from Pierrecco Eyma, President of Aviornis, Netherlands. Read more...

 

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust celebrates 50 years!!!

http://papwildfowltrust.org/index.php/news/50th-anniversary-celebration.html

Environmental Education Programme

We believe that in nature, one is uplifted and refreshed and that this bond can and does provide a valuable mental and spiritual boost and release for the handicapped and the ill, indeed for every one of us. Read more...