Description of project:
The Experience Nariva project will design and implement a community-based ecotourism model for conservation in the Nariva Swamp Protected Area (NSPA), designated a wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Convention, and surrounding communities on the south-east coast of Trinidad. The project aims to support the transformation of the local eco-tourism offerings, from an ad hoc development to a more coordinated, sustainable and inclusive model, involving micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and one that promotes the conservation of the NSPA, its natural resources and the communities around it.
This project is one of eight concepts being implemented under the Beyond Tourism Challenge facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank Innovation Laboratory (IDB Lab) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, which was designed to support tourism pandemic recovery efforts through innovative and sustainable approaches. The CANARI-led “Experience Nariva” initiative has a total funding amount of USD $450, 000 and will take place from 2021 to 2024. See here for the project summary.
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For more information, please contact Dr. Natalie Boodram at [email protected].