Guidelines Documents

A series of Guidelines Documents to assist in aspects of forest and protected area management were developed under the project "Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago" (IFPAMTT).  These documents are intended to assist managers in building capacity in a range of skills that will enhance their understanding of forest and protected areas, and improve their implementation of actions which can facilitate wise use of these sites.  The guidelines documents can be accessed by clicking on the relevant links.


Let's Walk: A Field Guide for Building and Maintenance of Nature Trails

This guide outlines 'seven golden rules' for the development and maintenance of nature trails.  It is complemented by diagrams and images which outline these key rules.


Livelihoods Assessment Guide for Protected Areas in Trinidad and Tobago

This guide provides a methodology to assess the relationship between local livelihoods and the use of the natural resources in protected areas, and identifies which livelihood opportunities communities would like to develop, based on the sustainable use of natural resources.


Road Map for the Participatory Development of Protected Area Management Plans in Trinidad and Tobago

This document provides key guidance on the engagement of stakeholders in the development of protected area management plans.  Twelve milestones are outlined in the process and the importance of communication and effective facilitation are underscored.


Communication Guidelines for Protected Area Stakeholders

These guidelines were produced as an output of a workshop held with project stakeholders in the IFPAMTT project.  Various communication approaches were used in the implementation of the project and the content of this guidelines document was selected by stakeholders to assist them in building their capacity to develop products and pursue communication avenues to reach specific audiences.