Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 4, 2020 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is working with the Inter-American Development Bank Innovation Laboratory (IDB Lab) to finalise and launch an initiative on “Creating a community-driven, sustainable cluster and brand to transform ecotourism in Nariva Swamp, Trinidad and Tobago.”
This CANARI-led initiative is one of eight successful concepts selected from 214 applications from 15 Central American and Caribbean countries for the Beyond Tourism Challenge organised by the IDB Lab and United Nations World Tourism Organization.
The challenge was geared towards innovative sustainable approaches to tourism as part of pandemic recovery efforts, emphasising innovative and disruptive technologies.
Nariva Swamp is the largest wetland in Trinidad and Tobago and a designated wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
Photo: Wattled Jacana amongst Nymphea Lillies- both common freshwater wetland species in Trinidad. PHOTO BY DR. NATALIE BOODRAM