A Ride Along The Caroni Swamp

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We visited the Winston Nanan Caroni Bird Sanctuary the other day, located within the Caroni Swamp (West of the Uriah Butler Highway), which is where the Caroni River meets the Gulf Of Paria. This area is part of the 12,000 acres of protected swamp lands, one of largest mangrove wetlands in the country.

The Swamp is protected under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, which is an international, intergovernmental treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of Wetlands. Adopted in the city of Ramsar, Iran on the 2nd February 1971, this agreement came into force in 1975. Continue reading