An Integrated Community Development Approach to Biodiversity Conservation and a Viable Ecotourism Enterprise in Grande Riviere
An Integrated Community Development Approach to Biodiversity Conservation and a Viable Ecotourism Enterprise in Grande Riviere
The project will serve to strengthen the Grande Riviere Tourism Development Organisation (GRTDO) and to encourage a well-planned, integrated approach to sustainable community development in Grande Riviere that other organisations can adopt. Project activities include development of an organisational management plan, a business plan, an eco-tourism feasibility study, a market analysis, a conservation management strategy, a fundraising strategy and documenting the process. The SGP grant support coincided with the contribution of a visitor information center and beach facilities by the governmental Tourism and Industrial Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (TIDCO) to the GRTDO. The SGP grant support and the infrastructure provided will strengthen the local community's capacity to protect the areas rich biodiversity, including the nesting population of the endangered leatherback turtle, and promote the community-based ecotourism enterprise and sustainable livelihoods for community members.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Grande Riviere Tourism Development Organisation
Country:
Trinidad and tobago
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 8,987.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 50,327.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,556.00
Project Number:
TRI/03/08
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Community members directly participate in planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities
Gender Focus
Project participants and beneficiaries include women in the community.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Michael James
 

Address

c/o Grande Riviere Post Office
Paria Main Road , Trinidad ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Sharda Mahabir
Email:

Address

c/o UNDP, United Nations House, 3A Chancery Lane
Port-of-Spain