About Us

Mission Statement

"Conservation, Education and Preservation of Nariva and its environs through the provision of resources, technical services and capacity building in collaboration with local communities.”



  • On-site patrols for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee in partnership with the Wildlife Section, Forestry Division and the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Monitoring of the manatee population and the habitat conditions and support to national and international students for the conduct of research
  • Preparation of the National Recovery Plan for the West Indian Manatee under contract from the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme
  • Clean-up of nesting sites for marine turtles, mainly through removal of debris on beach
  • Patrols for the protection of nesting leatherback turtles and other marine turtles, their eggs and hatchlings,  at Manzanilla Beach and ongoing monitoring of the population in partnership with the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ZSTT) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • Promoting appropriate turtle-watching do’s and don’ts by turtle viewers through dissemination of educational materials
    Click here to view our Turtle Watching Guideline (pdf)
  • Continuation of the re-introduction programme for Blue and Gold Macaws into Nariva Swamp and ongoing monitoring exercises with the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ZSTT) and the Forestry Division

Animals Found at Nariva Swamp

There are many animals found in the Nariva Swamp and its Wetlands, the following is a list of some of them.

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