Forest project in Trinidad & Tobago also protects marine life: FAO

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Neila Bobb Prescott, Chief Technical Advisor for the GEF-Funded Project on Improving Forest and Protective Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

Civil society groups, government agencies and local people in Trinidad and Tobago are coming together to improve management of forests and other protected areas, including those linked to the sea.

They are doing so through a US$30 million project focusing on six pilot sites across the island nation that include a marine protected area in Tobago, home to several significant coral reef formations.

Neila Bobb Prescott with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is the Chief Technical Advisor for the project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which supports developing countries in meeting international environmental agreements.

Conserving the world's marine resources is the goal of the UN Ocean Conference taking place 5-9 June, and Dianne Penn asked Ms Bobb Prescott why the meeting matters to the Caribbean country.

Duration: 4'08"

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