Red Bellied Macaws at the PaP WFT (Red-bellied Macaw)

Red-bellied Macaw (Orthopsittaca manilata)

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots and Macaws)

 An intrinsic part of the avian fauna of the Nariva Wetlands includes the endangered Blue & Gold Macaws (Ara araurauna):This species bred at the Trust has been re-introduced into the Nariva Wetlands .The population of  Red-Bellied Macaws(Orthopsittaca manilata) has diminished severely over recent years.

The struggle to save the viability and the ecosystem services of Trinidad & Tobago's first RAMSAR (1993) site together with the community of small-scale rice-farmers, fishermen and farmers includes the need to conserve the high species diversity there  The Forest Act of the Government of T & T declared the Nariva Wetlands as a Protected Area in 1968. Further as a result of  persistent lobbying of the P-a-P Wildfowl Trust, the Nariva Wetlands was declared as an Environmentally Sensitive Area in 2006  under the EM Act.

  

 Mainly green. Feathers of throat and breast dull pale bluish, edged green; center of abdomen dull red. Forecrown and cheeks blue. Greater under wing coverts golden olive. Tail green. Bare parts of cheeks lemon yellow. Forested rivers, Moriche swamps sometimes seen in flocks of over 100. Feeds on the Moriche Palm fruits. When perched very difficult to see. Call loud but less raucous than that of other parrots. (Source: A Guide to the Birds of venezuela)

Fairly common local resident in Trinidad in Nariva Swamp and the vicinity of Aripo Savannah, especially where the moriche palm abounds. The birds feed primarily in the early morning and evening, and at these times flocks are very conspicuous as they travel from one feeding place to another. They roost communally. (Source: A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago, Second edition) 

 

 Some Flowering Trees of Trinidad and Tobago- Values and Linkages, Molly R. Gaskin (PaPWFT President)

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...