In order to achieve our conservation objectives we at Paria Springs started
the Paria Springs Trust, a non-profit company whose aim is conservation. As
noted earlier conservation is the foremost objective of the Paria Springs
Project making the Trust a critical aspect to the project. Ecotourism, if
done properly, can positively affect the way people think and their attitudes
towards nature and their culture along with providing financial and social
benefits to locals. We at Paria Springs strongly believe that the
fundamental basis of ecotourism is conservation of nature and humanity. In
short, Paria Springs Trust will put the 'eco' into the Paria Springs
The vision of Paria Springs Trust is the conservation of all natural
habitats and wildlife in Trinidad and Tobago.
From this the lead conservation project was developed. This lead project is
the Ocelot Conservation Project. The two primary threats in Trinidad and
Tobago to a thriving Ocelot population are hunting and habitat destruction.
In order to combat these threats the Ocelot Conservation Project uses three
synergistic approaches: Education, Science and Advocacy. This approach is
designed to achieve lasting conservation of the Ocelot population in
Trinidad and possible reintroduction of this keystone predator to Tobago.
Other conservation projects are being developed and include conservation on
endangered species such as the Trinidad Piping Guan.
Please take some time to read about our conservation plans and if you wish
to assist us in this effort either financially or otherwise please contact
Courtenay Rooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.