Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust

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

PETREA PLACE, Our Nature Retreat, Featuring The Freebird Restaurant and Boutique Guest House              

The renovation, restoration of the structural integrity of "Petrea Place", the Trust's Nature Retreat, Restaurant & Boutique Guest House, is now complete! Under new operators with a vision and ability to provide superior experiences in dining & hospitality in serene & safe surroundings. The re-opening of this unique blending of Nature, Superb Menus, Service & Accommodation took place with a Blessing on Sunday 17th September, 2017.                                                                     For Reservations & Bookings please call 658-5322, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We very much look forward to welcoming you to enjoy this outstanding experience.

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.

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health collaborates with The Pointe-A-Pierre Wildfowl Trust


 “To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, located in multiethnic Brooklyn, was founded in 1992 by tennis champion and humanitarian, Arthur Ashe. Since its inception, the Institute has collaborated with community members to reduce morbidity and mortality from disease through improved access to care and increased health knowledge among the most vulnerable populations in urban, underserved areas. The Institute collaborates with community members to design, incubate and replicate neighborhood-based interventions that address health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities, reduce health disparities, improve outcomes for underserved groups and better prepare a more inclusive workforce.

Every year, the AAIUH partners with NGOS to carry out a research programme for secondary school students, focused on Public Health Issues.  The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust has been collaborating with this organization for the past 3 years and continues this year with research focused on disease outbreaks due to natural disasters. Participating students conduct their study at the Trust, collating information from Trust visitors about their knowledge about natural disasters and their links to public health issues. Our Arthur Ashe students participate in interactive presentations with Dr. Maurice Frank, a veterinarian working at PAHO; Trust Educator Tamara Goberdhan, Trust President Molly R. Gaskin and Vice President Karilyn Shephard shared wide ranging discussions as this programme is designed to address the social determinants of Public Health and their linkages, in Trinidad and Tobago.



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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.


BIRD FEATURES OF THE TRUST...                            Migratory Birds of the Trust                                    The Least Grebe                                                           Northern Waterthrush

 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.



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!!!


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...