Introduction to Environment TOBAGO
Post: PO Box 503, Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Office: 11 Cuyler Street, Scarborough
We welcome this opportunity to introduce you to Environment TOBAGO, a non-government organisation established in 1996 and committed to the protection and restoration of Tobago´s fragile environment.
Our mission statement: "Environment TOBAGO conserves Tobago's natural and living resources and advances the knowledge and understanding of such resources, their wise and sustainable use, and their essential relationship to human health and the quality of life."
Tobago is a tiny island (116 sq. miles) located at the southern tip of the Caribbean archipelago. It is the "little sister of Trinidad", a rural and peaceful island (population: 50,000) which only now is seeing an increase in tourism development.
Our environment is already under severe stress after years of abuse and neglect. If action is not taken now to reverse the current trends and prepare for the increase in development currently taking place, Tobago may become another Caribbean island stripped of its charm - its wildlife and forests, even the sand on its beaches.
We are a group of Tobago residents and lovers of Tobago who have joined together to develop strategies to deal with such issues as:
protecting of our flora and fauna
re-introduction of extirpated wildlife
beach and river mining
lobbying for protective legislation
establishment of Protected Areas
promoting sustainable tourism development
We wish to establish links with other environmental organisations in the Caribbean and world-wide. Through this site we will be providing information relating to the natural environment of Tobago and attempting to reach other groups and individuals who may be able to help us achieve our goals. As our group grows we hope to be able to mobilise those in Tobago and elsewhere to come together and make a stand for the conservation of Tobago´s precious natural and living resources.
Please use the Coconut Telegraph to contact us.
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