Trinidad & Tobago birding tour for solo travellers

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13 Oct 2020
£2895
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Responsible tourism

Trinidad & Tobago birding tour for solo travellers

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

On this holiday you will be based at Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad, which has become a model for sustainable development and ecotourism projects in the Caribbean winning many prestigious national, regional and international awards. The Nature Centre actively participates in the life of the surrounding local communities and all of the Centre’s employees, including the birding guides come from the nearby villages. Their mission statement is “To preserve a part of the Arima Valley in its natural state; to create a conservation and study area; and to protect the wildlife therein for the enjoyment and benefit of all persons of this and succeeding generations”. Since its inception in 1967, the Centre has functioned as a wildlife sanctuary and a centre for conservation, research and education, as well as being a fantastic nature lodge. Operated as a non-profit trust, all the funds obtained from visiting guests are directly invested in conservation programmes, so just by staying here you will be helping directly to their efforts.

On this tour, you will visit various bird sanctuaries and national parks, many of which do not normally benefit from visits from mainstream tourism. The entrance fees we pay to enter these go directly to sustaining them. Wherever you travel, you will be accompanied by well-trained and experienced local guides, who are familiar with their environment and are responsible for protecting it, offering advice on how to preserve the delicate balance of nature. They are also of course, best placed to know where to find the various species of birds.

Community

We only employ local guides, who we know and trust completely, and do not send a leader from the UK to accompany you on this tour.

During this trip you will be based at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, which is located in a rural area close and is very much part of the local community. The lodge is the main source of employment for the nearby villages and local people are trained in a wide range of skills. lll their resident guides are trained in conservation and wildlife and sometimes even sponsored through to University graduation. The Centre actively participates in the life of the surrounding local communities and all of the Centre’s employees, including the birding guides come from the nearby villages.

The Centre is committed to conservation education at all levels and approximately 4000 local school children visit the estate each year. The Lodge at the Asa Wright Centre is a comfortable non-profit making hotel, most of their funds come from their guest facilities and you can therefore help them develop their conservation and education efforts just by visiting the centre.

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