Entries by Jonathan Sayao

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Wetlands Photo Contest

Take a look at our First place winner for our photography contest… This image was taken by Jennifer Forbes which highlights the beautiful details of our wetlands here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our second place winner is Katy Estime, and third place winner is Jubari Deveaux.

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Of Bats and Caves

Conch Bar Caves foster a special habitat that provides homes for a number of animals – most notably bats, the only native mammals of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Locally, bats are known as ‘rat-bats’, although they are not closely related to rodents.For reasons of both safety and conservation of this sensitive area and its […]

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Saving the Iguana Project

The Critically Endangered Turks and Caicos rock iguana (Cyclura carinata) is unique to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The rock iguana was once found abundantly throughout these beautiful islands, but due to ongoing habitat loss and the spread of rodents, feral cats and dogs they can now only be found on small offshore cays. Rodents, […]

World Travel Awards voting now open

The nominations are in and the Turks and Caicos Islands has received 8 nominations for the 27th annual World Travel Awards – the most prestigious honours programme in global travel and tourism: Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination 2020 Caribbean’s Leading Destination 2020 Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination 2020 Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination […]

Bird monitoring at Wheeland Pond

On December 6th, staff of TCNT and DECR, spent the day monitoring birds at Wheeland Pond wetlands. As part of the Darwin+ funded “Restoring and Safeguarding the Wetlands of the Caribbean” both organizations are tasked with counting and monitoring trends in our bird populations, resident and migratory. Spotted birds were Black-necked stilt, white-cheeked pintail, common […]

Wetlands field study at Kimcha Village

Kimcha Village owners has partnered with the Turks and Caicios National Trust for the Darwin+ funded “Safeguarding and Restoring the Wetlands of the Caribbean Project”. Your insight and education about our Wheeland Ponds and wetlands are empowering. Students from Clement Howell Environment Club and Tourism Club, came with many questions and were educated about the […]

TCNT at Community College’s Job Fair

Successful display of Jobs in Tourism by the Tourist Board and Turks and Caicos Community College. TCNT was invited to be a part of this very interactive and informative session, geared at showing our youths the varying and very diverse jobs in the field of tourism. #ownership #empowerment #education #conservation #restoration

School visits for “Restoring and Safeguarding the Wetlands of the Caribbean Project”

The team at TCNT, visited schools around Providenciales this week, educating our students about the dangers facing our WETLANDS. Staying true to our mission and responsibility to the Turks and Caicos Islands, TCNT has partnered with the DECR, and international organisation RSPB on the Darwin+funded “Restoring and Safeguarding the Wetlands of the Caribbean Project”. Our […]

Wetlands display at Film Festival booth

The Turks & Caicos National Trust supports the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival… A booth is set up at the Edward Gartland Youth Centre… informational and interactive!TCNT’s Wheeland Pond Restoration Project public awareness team, educating our youth about the dangers facing the wetlands of the Turks and Caicos Islands.