Baby turtles crawl to doom

During the last couple of weeks, there have been numerous early morning reports of dead turtle hatchlings strewn across the road along Manzanilla Beach.

One of the main causes of these occurrences is the “Street Lighting” Project where streetlights have been placed along the Manzanilla stretch. As the turtles hatch, they become disoriented by the lights of the bright streetlights and instintively start their journey towards the roadway.

Click Here to Read the Full Story which appeared in the Newsday on Sunday August 19th, 2012

Tears of the turtles

Responding to the horrific event played out earlier this week at the most prolific nesting habitat for the critical endangered leatherback turtles where thousands of eggs and hatchlings were destroyed at what should have been a safe haven, a team comprising Gupte Lutchmedial, Nirmal Biptah, Lisa Ramkissoon-Maharaj and Richard Joseph from the Zoological Society of Trinidad and the Manatee Conservation Trust (MCT), involved in turtle protection at Manzanilla, visited the site to see first-hand what took place.

Click Here to Read the Full Story which appeared in the Newsday on Wednesday July 11th, 2012.
Monkey Meat for Dinner

Red howler monkeys are being hunted and are ending up cooked and on lunch and dinner plates in some parts of east Trinidad.


The monkey flesh is considered an aphrodisiac by some hunters.


Click Here to Read the Full Story which appeared in the Newsday on Monday March 19th, 2012.

Lisa's Love

The Manatee Conservation Trust, an environmental non-governmental organisation, based in Manzanilla has recently nominated unopposed Lisa Ramkissoon-Maharaj as its President for a second three-year term.

She is a founding member of the Trust and was a natural choice to become its President three years ago, and now to continue in this position, having been working steadily in the Trust’s “engine room” from the onset.

Read the full article which appeared on Newsday Online on Thursday, July 28 2011

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