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.
The beverage recycle law is complete and will soon be going to the Cabinet for its consideration.
The Planning Ministry will be asking the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) to pay attention to fete noise levels emanating from the Lara Stadium in Marabella since constituents of at least five surrounding PNM and UNC constituencies have complained of the noise.
Communication Minister Stuart Young has confirmed Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis will be asked to have the EMA attend to the situation on occasions when fetes are held at the Lara facilities.
Over 500 seedlings will be replanted in Chaguaramas on Thursday, to help restore forested areas that were destroyed by recent bush fires.
The initiative is being led by the Ministry of Planning and Development, the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and the Chaguaramas Development Authority.
A statement by the ministry says it will kick off at 8am on the Corpus Christi holiday, on the road that is the first right off Macqueripe Road, Chaguaramas.