The Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ZSTT) is appealing to the public to be responsible in its use of fireworks during the end of year celebrations.
In a release, president of the Society—Gupte Lutchmedial—asks persons to consider the harmful impact noisy fireworks have on animals that are close to where the fireworks would be set off.
The ZSTT president also warns about the impact fireworks have on the environment, leaving harmful chemicals in the air for hours.
Environmental stakeholders. including NGOs, THA officials, environment partners, ERIC & Environment Tobago, civil groups, Shell T&T and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to T&T have given full commitment to protect Tobago's environment.
It took place during a signing ceremony held on Wednesday.
Every year approximately 30,000 species of animals are being driven to extinction, according to a Harvard University study.
That’s why one Trinidad and Tobago national decided to take it upon himself and start a centre for wildlife conservation in T&T, even though when he was younger his view of animals was the opposite.
Torrential rains caused by the passage of a Tropical wave over T&T triggered flooding in the Los Bajos and Erin region yesterday.
More than 100 residents suffered extensive damage to crops, livestock and household articles.
The worse hit areas were Beach Road, Palo Seco; Lamorrel Trace, #4 Road, #7 Road and several areas on the SS Erin Road near Los Bajos and Erin.
As it continued to monitor the Oropouche River, near the Digity Mud volcano site, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) issued a stern warning that people who pollute the nation’s rivers can be fined up to $100,000.
The river turned red last weekend, according to the caretaker of the Digity Mud volcano site Rakesh Rampersad but by the time EMA investigators arrived, the contamination had disappeared.
Five landslips have developed about four miles from Bamboo village in Cedros where a massive landslip swallowed up four houses a year ago, creating a ghost town.
The splintered village stands on the edge of the 200 feet precipice which erodes daily even as geotechnical teams from the University of the West Indies continue evaluating the cliff collapse.
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has resumed the recruitment of Litter Prevention Wardens across the nation.
A total of 147 wardens are to be recruited.
Litter Prevention Wardens are mandated to ensure the implementation of the Litter Act Chap: 30: 52 in accordance with the Municipal Corporations policies, procedures and arrangements.
Consequently, they are an integral resource to all corporations with regard to public health and sanitation.