Charlotteville Bioblitz 2015

The fourth T&T Bioblitz took place in Charlotteville on 24-25 October 2015. This was the first ever Bioblitz to be held in Tobago. The event was based at the Environmental Research Institue Charlotteville (ERIC) The event was led by Mike G. Rutherford and was a collaboration between the UWI Zoology Museum (UWIZM) and the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club (TTFNC) and ERIC. The volunteers for the event came from many places including staff and students from the University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences, John Murphy and friends from the Field Museum, members of the T&T Serpentarium, members of the Trinidad & TObago Eco Divers Club (TTEDC) and many other nature enthusiasts. Funding for the event came from First Citizensand Atlantic.

  

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Over 120 volunteers and experts surveyed Charlotteville, Pigeaon Peak, Man of War Bay, St. Giles Islands and Flagstaff Hill. Despite the terrible weather some members of the public came along on Sunday to see the experts at work. The end count was 972 species which was the best result yet for an event.

The event was reported on in the national media and on-line.

Trinidad Guardian

Trinidad Express

YouTube

A Facebook page has been created for all the T&T Bioblitz events and contains many more photographs.

The 4th edition of the 2015 Quarterly Bulletin from the TTFNC is dedicated to the BioBlitz.

The final report will be accessible here once it is finished.