GEF/SGP/UNDP Grant funding
The PaPWildfowl Trust successfully completed the 2 year GEF/SGP/UNDP project "Biodiversity & Human Linkages. Some of the outputs are:
Trust education officers implemented Outreach Programmes, for schools in South & Central Trinidad.
Teachers' Workshops which supported the curriculum for Environmental Education,were attended by several Secondary & Primary School Teachers.
"Wonders of Wetlands: A Teachers Pack" was updated, produced locally and distributed throughout the school system together with posters " Food Web in a Pond", "Linkages: Wetlands and Forests" "Wild Ducks of Trinidad and Tobago" and "The Water Cycle".
2 breeding groups of locally endangered waterfowl species, the White-faced whistling tree duck (Dendrocygna viduata) and the White-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis) arrived in Trinidad in December 2013 and May 2014 respectively, as the aviculture component of this project. The birds have settled well and are breeding (White- Faced Whistling Ducks: 30 and White- Cheeked Pintails 8 to March 2015).
A new graphic "Wetlands & Biodiversity: Linkages at Work" was placed strategically in the parking/ entrance area of the Trust's Learning Centre.
A LED screen TV for continuous information on Biodiversity and the PaPWildfowl Trust was installed; where dedicated programmes are shown daily to provide optimum data.