Tucker Valley BioBlitz 2012


In November 2012 the first ever Trinidad BioBlitz took place in Tucker Valley, Chaguaramas. It was organised by Mike G. Rutherford jointly run by the UWI Zoology Museum and the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club (TTFNC). Help came from many other organisations including the University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences, the Institute of Marine Affairs, the National Herbarium of T&T, the Chaguaramas Development Authority and the Trinidad and Tobago Orchid Society. Other groups involved included the Asa Wright Nature Centre, the Environmental Management Authority Youth Ambassadors, the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs and CAB International.

     Results announcement    Zoo to you display    Bird group

    Plant group at Bioblitz  Tucker Valley BioBlitz logo   Mike Rutherford at the BioBlitz

   Bioblitz basecamp  Darshan with Bat  Marine group  

During the event around 80 scientists, experts and volunteers recorded over 600 species of plants and animals in Tucker Valley and Macqueripe Bay. Over 300 members of the public came along to view the displays at the basecamp and to go on guided walks in the valley.

The event was well reported in the national newspapers (see here and here), on radio and television.

The 4th edition of the 2012 Quarterly Bulletin from the TTFNC was dedicated to the BioBlitz. Click here to access.

The full report on the event can be accessed here.



Last updated: 17 February 2014