EXTEND HUNTING MORATORIUM!

EXTEND HUNTING MORATORIUM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust supports the call of other environmental organizations for the extension of the current moratorium on hunting in Trinidad & Tobago.  For years we have warned of the serious threats to our wildlife; habitat loss, fragmentation and unsustainable pressure from over-hunting.  Over-hunting in and out of season!

 

Just think, in 2012/13, 10,800 permits were issued and that was for the bona fide hunters; what about the thousands of illegal game hunted in and out of that season?! Pressure!! Two years is a “break” though we all know that some illegal hunting was and is still carried on.  Our wildlife is an essential part of our biodiversity and our own existence, and, benefit (and not just on the table) therefore; there must be sufficient time for the wildlife to regenerate.  What we must all realize, is, that with a proper moratorium, everyone benefits, including the legal hunters.  The economic, social and recreational value would/will be significant.

 

On a final note of concern; a question asked so many times, repeat, repeat, repeat.  Who is going to do all the real work that is so urgently needed? Patrol, monitor, protect and enforce the law; 14 Game Wardens in Trinidad & Tobago and one on pre-retirement leave.  14 for the whole Country!!?  Madness! Or indifference or ignorance of the value of our wildlife, of our biodiversity, and, its links to social and economic as well as environmental benefits to US the People.

 

Through the years how many letters have we written; how many Ministers have we seen?!  The list is long. 

 

The time for concerned, enlightened action IS NOW.

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.

 

BG

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