ProEcoServ in Trinidad and Tobago
In Trinidad and Tobago, the project focuses on bundling key ecosystem services from forests, wetlands and coral reefs to show how these interdependent services contribute to human well-being and the national economy at three pilot sites:
• Eastern Northern Range - Sediment retention, water yield and purification, and carbon sequestration
• Nariva Swamp - Crop pollination and biodiversity, habitat quality and rarity
• Buccoo Reef - Coastal protection
Project activities include:
• Updating the Northern Range and Caribbean Sea Assessments to determine the nature and extent of
changes in ecosystem services, drivers and the links to human well-being since the establishment of the
baselines in these two studies.
• Modelling and spatial mapping of selected ecosystem services within each of the pilot sites.
• Valuation and assessment of trade-offs between and among the ecosystem services studied in the pilot
sites and spatial mapping of these data.
• Development of scenarios for selected ecosystem services.
• Working with relevant government agencies to identify opportunities for integrating assessment and
valuation of ecosystem services into national development strategies and legislation.
• Reviewing the national accounting system and developing and promoting approaches for including the value
of ecosystem services.
• Development of a case study on Payment for Ecosystem Services.