Wiki Wednesday

(Karen did her Wiki Wednesday on Tuesday this week – the holiday’s throwing her off.)

Time to learn something!

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.
3. Post it!

Mixed messages in the Caribbean – a nature conservation area in an oil refinery?

The Pointe-à-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust is a not for profit environmental non-government organisation located in Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago. The Trust, which occupies 25 hectares within the Petrotrin oil refinery, is dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl, especially native whistling ducks and to environmental education. It was founded in 1966.

The Trust received a Humming Bird Medal (Gold) in 1994 for its work in environmental education. The Trust is run by a staff of volunteers and paid staff. The President, Molly Gaskin was enrolled in the UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour[1]. She played an important role in getting Trinidad and Tobago to accede to the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands. She also received Humming Bird Medal (Gold) in 1986. The Secretary, Karilyn Shephard has also made important contributions to conservation.

The Trust has been a long-time advocate for sea turtle conservation and the protection of the Nariva Swamp, a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance.

I doubt I’m ever going to see this place, but it’s nice to know it exists.

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