Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust Report: 2015

Environmental Education & Public Awareness: Climate Change:

 

Over the past 3 years the Trust has successfully completed several projects based on the effects of global climate change especially as it affects and will affect Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean.  These included both “in-house” programmes that is schools and community groups coming to the Trust and implementing “hands-on” projects on this subject, as well as “outreach” programmes which encompass dialogue, audio-visual presentations in schools and in communities.

 

Waterfowl:

 

In 2012 & 2013, the Trust succeeded in replacing 2 species of Trinidad & Tobago’s endangered waterfowl, White-faced whistling Tree ducks (Dendrocygna viduata) and White-cheeked pintails (Anas Bahamensis) which were donated by and came from Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Centre in North Carolina, U.S.A. & from Mr. Pierreco Eyma, Aviornis (an International waterfowl breeding centre)  in the Netherlands.

After a great deal of anticipation and preparation at the Trust, we are now delighted to report that we have had successful breeding and nesting and the start of a good flock of young White- faced whistling ducks and White-cheeked pintails.

 

The Trust has continued to successfully breed and release into the wild black- bellied whistling tree ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis) and another endangered waterfowl species of Trinidad & Tobago, the pure-bred, Wild Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata).

 

The last releases of Wild Muscovy ducks was in 2014.

 

Total waterfowl releases from 1968 to 2014:

 

Black-bellied whistling tree ducks: 1968-2014: 1,560

Wild Muscovy Ducks: 1985-2014: 8,656

Fulvous Tree Ducks: 1985- 2014: 695

White-faced whistling tree ducks: 1988-1998: 62

White-cheeked pintails: 1982-2002: 142  

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...