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Location Trinidad & Tobago
Introduction Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago (IFPAM-TT) is a four-year project which is funded mainly by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/UN). There are four technical components: • To improve the legal and institutional arrangements for protected area management; • To improve the infrastructure for biodiversity conservation; • To develop and test a sustainable financing system; • Monitoring and evaluation and information dissemination. These components all come under the general umbrella of the establishment of a protected area system and a financial mechanism to support it. By developing appropriate management arrangements within an initial six pilot protected areas, the project intends to provide a model which can be adopted for roll-out in other sites, post-project. The six pilot sites are: Caroni Swamp, Nariva Swamp and coastal zone, Matura Forest and coastal zone, Trinity Hills and eastern extension in Trinidad and the Main Ridge Forest Reserve and North-East Tobago Marine Protected Area in Tobago.