Saturday 18 January, 2020

Service boat at Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust goes missing

Photo via Bunty O'Connor

Photo via Bunty O'Connor

A small flat-bottomed boat which was donated to the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust decades ago has gone missing.

Artist Bunty O'Connor shared a public post to social media on December 4, 2019, asking about the boat, which is critical for the servicing and maintenance of the sanctuary.

"All friends please share this post widely. Today I visited the beautiful Wild Fowl Trust at Pointe a Pierre...I have attached a photo of the Trust boat, a valued possession for 30 years, used for crossing the lake to put out food for birds and most importantly to check nesting boxes out on the water. This boat has disappeared, most likely stolen."

"Please inbox me with any offers of help or suggestions that can help us to move forward from this set back. The Wildfowl Trust without the little flat bottomed boat is really in a jam," she said.

She added that the Trust is "still going strong, brimming with birds and butterflies and waterlilies, a joy to behold! We want everyone to know that the Trust is open for visitors as usual".

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Trust at 612-2463 ext. 2512.

About the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is the second oldest Wetland Conservation Trust in the world and the only wildlife reserve situated within a Petrochemical and oil refining complex.

The Trust was founded in 1966 to provide a habitat for the protection of avian species threatened with extinction, to promote the conservation of wetlands and to provide environmental education and public awareness.

Within the protected reserve are two lakes: Reservoir No. 1 and Reservoir No. 3, three nature trails: Forest Walk, Devil’s Ear Trail and Faerie Woods Trail, and two buildings: The Learning Centre where information about living organisms and their habitats can be attained, and a guest house named Petrea Place.

This site is on the Heritage Asset Register which is the official list of Trinidad and Tobago’s historic sites that are worthy of notation and preservation.

For more information or to book tours visit: http://papwildfowltrust.org/ 

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