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Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago

The IFPAM Project is a full scale project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the European Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The project's overarching objective is to improve the sustainability of protected area systems in Trinidad and Tobago. The project will establish six pilot protected areas to model participatory approaches to sustainable natural resource management. Therefore, a key strategy in this project is guiding its implementation through the constitution and support of Pilot Protected Area Subcommittees comprising key stakeholders for each of the pilot sites.

Two of the six identified protected areas are in Tobago - the 
Main Ridge Forest Reserve and the proposed North East Marine Protected Area. In 2013, two of the ERIC Directors, Aljoscha and Keith, delivered the final report of the marine protected area specialist team to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

At the end of 2015 ERIC was nominated to hold the position of Vice Chair for the Tobago Subcommittee, overseeing the implementation of the project for both of the Tobago Protected Areas, and to represent the Tobago Subcommittee on the National Committee. In 2016 ERIC assumed further responsibility as a member of both the Research and Tourism subcommittees of the Tobago Subcommittee.

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