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CREATED BY: Leah-Marie Maharaj

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Some species that are endangered
in Trinidad and Tobago
Leatherback Sea Turtle Manatee

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LEATHERBACK SEA
TURTLES
HABITAT:
Warm and temperate oceans
CONSERVATION: Birds,
small mammals, and other
CURRENT RANGE:
Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific
opportunists dig up the nests
Oceans of turtles and consume eggs.
POPULATION: They have slightly fewer
100,000 females worldwide,
males unknown
human-related threats than
other sea turtle species.
LIFESPAN
Very little is known of the
species' lifespan. Some reports
claim "30 years or more",while
others state "50 years or more“.
Upper estimates exceed 100
years.
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MORE ABOUT LEATHERBACK SEA
TURTLES
Picture of a Leatherback Sea Turtle
THREATS TO SURVIVAL: eating a jellyfish

Many leatherbacks meet


an early end due to human
activity. They get stuck in
fishing lines and nets, or
are struck by boats.

Leatherbacks also can die


if they ingest floating
plastic debris mistaken for
their favorite food:
jellyfish.

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MANTEES o HABITAT AND RANGE: Found in
shallow, slow-moving rivers,
estuaries, saltwater bays, canals, and
coastal areas — particularly where
sea grass beds or freshwater
vegetation flourish. Manatees are a
migratory species

o POPULATION:
The manatee population 6,300.

o LIFESPAN
In fact, it is possible for manatees to
live up to 60 years or more. One
manatee living in captivity is now
over 65 years old.

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MORE ABOUT MANATEES
o THREATS TO SURVIVAL: Manatee watch: volunteers Ashana Gibram
and Racquel Lutchmedial nurse the
Mainly caused by humans; injured manatee at the Emperor Valley
Zoo, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.
 Watercraft Collisions. The
leading human-caused
threat to Florida manatees
is collisions with watercraft
 Habitat Loss
 Harassment
 Red Tide

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One species that is being
conserved in Trinidad and Tobago
is the Ocelot
o HABITAT: Ocelots live in a variety of habitats:
I. mangrove forests,
II. coastal marshes,
III. savannah grasslands,
IV. pastures,
V. thorn scrub and
VI. tropical forests.

All of these habitats provide only live in areas


with dense vegetative cover.

o POPULATION:
An estimated 800,000 to 1.5 million are found
worldwide.

o LIFESPAN: In captivity, ocelots can live 20


years while in the wild they live seven to ten
years.

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The Environmental Management Authority
(EMA), a statutory authority of the Government of
the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the EMA has
been declaring species of Trinidad and Tobago to
be protected through its Environmentally
Sensitive Species Rules.
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MORE ABOUT THE
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIES RULES .

AND THE EMA


These rules basically protect any animal species:
 That is indigenous in Trinidad and Tobago for a part or all
of its life
 If they are in danger of extinction or cannot survive on its
own

It is required to be protected for the


purpose of meeting the Government’s
international obligations as well.
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White Tailed Sabrewing Hummingbird

The Sabrewings are NO LONGER under any threat by human activities that are taking place in the Main
Ridge Forest Reserve in Tobago. The reserve it self has been protected since 1765 and the Department of
Natural Resource and the Environment (DNRE) has been ensuring that the reserve remains intact. There are
no problems of illegal logging or habitat loss as a result of human activities.

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