Saturday 4 April, 2020

Cabinet-appointed committee to oversee Hunting in T&T

Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Minister Clarence Rambharat hosts the first meeting of the Cabinet-appointed Wildlife Conservation Committee.

Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Minister Clarence Rambharat hosts the first meeting of the Cabinet-appointed Wildlife Conservation Committee.

Hunting and Wild Life Conservation will be engaging the attention of a new cabinet appointed committee.

Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat convened the Wildlife Conservation Committee’s first meeting on July 12.

He said among the pertinent issues to be deliberated upon, a valuable starting point is a review of the Final Report of the Steering Committee on the Management of Hunting; while paying attention to 'the economic value of wildlife hunting in Trinidad and Tobago'.

The Committee is also expected to discuss Amendments to the Conservation of Wildlife Act, paying particular attention to provisions related to wildlife trade, scope of wildlife and increased fines and penalties.

Members of the Committee include:

Mr. Courtney Park, Conservator of Forests, Forestry Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries

Mr. Gupte Lutchmedial, representing the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Reeza Mohammed, former Minister of Agriculture and representative of the Hunting Association

Dr. Indira Omah-Maharaj, Zoologist

Mr. Buddie Miller, representing Amateur Hunters in Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Anthony Davis, representing the interest of Caged Birds Fanciers

Ms. Tennille Plata-George, Representative, Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago

 Mrs. Yasmin Baksh-Comeau, representing Field Naturalists

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