A shot of an Iguana captured in Valsayn, Trinidad
Conducting research in Aripo Savannas
Ecosystem services - Providing recreation at Rio Seco Waterfall
Ocelot, endangered locally due to habitat loss and poaching
Get acquainted with some of Trinidad and Tobago's biodiversity! Check out the National Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) website for the series "Species of the Month" which features one of our local species every month. "Species of the Month" can be found in the T&T Biodiversity tab on the main menu bar.
This month we feature the Spectacled Caiman.
A Collaborating Network of Partners Facilitating Scientific and Technical Cooperation
Biodiversity is the variety of living organisms considered at all levels of classification including the genetic, species, and higher taxonomic levels, and the variety of habitats and ecosystems, as well as the processes occurring therein. Biodiversity is not simply recognized as plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems – it encompasses people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter and a clean and healthy environment.
Trinidad and Tobago's Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM)
The Trinidad and Tobago CHM is an information mechanism geared towards bringing together the seekers and providers of goods, services or information that is relevant to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More specifically, the CHM aims to promote and facilitate technical and scientific cooperation on biodiversity within Trinidad and Tobago, as well as with the international community.ÂÂÂÂÂ In so doing, the human and technological network necessary for the implementation process would be enhanced.