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Habitat restoration at Great and Little Tobago National Parks (DPLUS 196)

The NPTVI field team completed two weeks of fieldwork in June under the new Darwin Plus 196 project, 'Habitat restoration of Great and Little Tobago National Parks'. This three year project directly supports the conservation of these bird sanctuaries and is in partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Indigena and the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Great Tobago National Park is home to both Magnificent frigatebirds and Brown boobies (not pictured)

Once arriving at the access bay on the west side we hike up to the ridge. NPTVI Marine Programme Coordinator Finfun Peters is the drone pilot for the project helping to map habitats.

Feral goats are a major problem as they eat all the vegetation, preventing regeneration of trees and limiting the nesting habitat of the frigatebirds



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