Buccoo Reef Trust

10 Burnside, Plymouth, Tobago, West Indies

Region Active

Caribbean, West Indies

NGO

1999

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine research, Coral reefs monitoring, Citizen science, Protection of coastal areas, Protection of marine life

Description

The Buccoo Reef Trust (BRT) was specifically created to assist the government and communities in addressing the threats facing Tobago’s marine environment and to explore opportunities for the sustainable development of marine tourism, fishing and aquaculture in the Southern Caribbean region. BRT has successfully implemented education, research and coastal zone management programmes throughout Tobago, supporting its aim of building capacity in marine sciences that will enable governments, resource managers and stakeholder and the general public to make informed decisions on how best to interact with and use the region’s marine resources.