Tag: Conservation

Sian Cuffy-Young of Siel Environmental

Meet Sian Cuffy-Young of Siel Environmental

We caught up with Sian Cuffy-Young, founder and CEO of Siel Environmental — a social enterprise working to transform the way you think about waste. We talked to her about how and why she got started, the Carnicycle initiative, what you can do to safeguard Trinidad & Tobago’s natural environment — and how you can help combat climate change

Misty morning in Tobago’s Main Ridge Forest Reserve. Photo by Kevin Sammy

Tobago’s Main Ridge Forest Reserve declared a National Heritage Site

Local authorities eye UNESCO World Heritage Site listing next Minister of Planning & Development Camille Robinson-Regis has announced that the Trinidad & Tobago government has declared the Main Ridge Forest Reserve in Tobago a National Heritage Site under the National Trust Act. It is also one of the Forest and Protected Areas of T&T. This allows

A giant leatherback turtle heaves her bulk out of the water to nest. Photo courtesy the TDC

Turtle-watching in Trinidad

During peak turtle nesting season (1 March—31 August), five of the seven sea turtle species found globally return to Trinidad’s beaches to lay their eggs. Trinidad is the second largest leatherback nesting site in the world. Two months later, turtle hatchlings emerge (especially from June to August). Going turtle-watching — both witnessing the nesting ritual, and seeing clutches emerging from the sand — is an unforgettable experience

Giancarlo Lalsingh of Save Our Sea Turtles Tobago (SOS Tobago)

SOS: Saving Our Sea Turtles in Tobago

SOS (Save our Sea Turtles) Tobago is one of the islands’ most vibrant community-based conservation groups. SOS president and founding member Tanya Clovis and Giancarlo Lalsingh, one of its most vibrant volunteers and resident photographer, discuss the organisation’s critical work in turtle conservation