The management of biodiversity in Trinidad and Tobago is effected chiefly through:

Primary Legislation


There are also provisions within other laws that serve to protect the environment, determine authority for enforcement, delimit boundaries of national sovereignty and prohibit the import and export of biological materials. These are:

Subisdiary Legislation


The Town and Country Planning Act, Ch. 35:01, Tobago House of Assembly Act, No. 40 of 1996, Customs Act Ch. 78:01, Archipelagic Waters and Exclusive Economic Zone Act No 24 of 1986, Plant Protection Act of 1975, the Marine Areas (Preservation and Enhancement) Act Ch. 37:02,  Sawmills Act Ch. 66:02, the Summary Offences Act Ch. 11:02, State Lands Act Ch. 57:01 and the Municipal Corporations Act 1990.