Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, senator Ganga Singh will begin his ministry’s efforts to repopulated the Nariva Swamp with the Blue and Gold Macaws with the release of several of its species within the protected area of Bush Island in the swamp at 11. am on Sunday October 5.
Two of 19 species of macaws, both the Blue and Gold are not on the endangered list but their population have diminished significantly in Trinidad and Tobago over the years.
In 2000 the Forestry Division in collaboration with Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio embarked on a project to restore Blue and Gold Macaws into their historical protected range at the Nariva Swamp. Upon availability of macaws from the project, the birds are released into the wild (Nariva Swamp, Trinidad) in keeping with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) protocols.
Persons wishing to attend the event can contact the following numbers for further details: 391-3995; 393-8924; or 367-1473.
DATE: Sunday 05th October, 2014
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
VENUE: Assembly point is immediately after the 74 Km mark on the Manzinilla Mayaro coast road known as the Boatline. There are two structures on the right after the 74km mark which is located on the right hand side of the road.