Environment

WATCH: UWI vets try to save beached whale

Vets from the University of the West Indies are trying desperately right now to save a whale that beached itself on Maracas Bay this morning.

Beachgoers say the whale was first seen shortly before 10 am.

Lifeguards on the beach towed it back into the sea and stayed for over two hours before further help arrived.

Shortly after noon, the dolphin was brought to shore.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

Rescuers have cordoned off a part of the shoreline as they work feverishly to save the dolphin.

Small earthquake shakes Trinidad

A small earthquake shook parts of Trinidad this afternoon, measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale.

The earthquake occurred at 5:24 pm at latitude 10.82 north and longitude 62.00 west at a depth of 10 km. 

Zoological Society appeals for responsible use of fireworks

The Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ZSTT) is asking members of the public to be responsible in their usage of fireworks, as the country celebrates the end of a decade and welcomes the new year, and a new decade altogether.
It's a cultural custom in the twin islands, and many other countries around the world, for citizens and organisations to ring in the new year with a display of fireworks. However, in a release, president of the ZSTT, Gupte Lutchmedial, is advising against such a practice. 

Environmental partnership declaration signed in Tobago

En­vi­ron­men­tal stake­hold­ers. in­clud­ing NGOs, THA of­fi­cials, en­vi­ron­ment part­ners, ER­IC & En­vi­ron­ment To­ba­go, civ­il groups, Shell T&T and the Em­bassy of the Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Ger­many to T&T have giv­en full com­mit­ment to pro­tect To­ba­go's en­vi­ron­ment.

It took place dur­ing a sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny held on Wednes­day.

Hidden Heroes: A life dedicated to saving animals

Every year ap­prox­i­mate­ly 30,000 species of an­i­mals are be­ing dri­ven to ex­tinc­tion, ac­cord­ing to a Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty study.

That’s why one Trinidad and To­ba­go na­tion­al de­cid­ed to take it up­on him­self and start a cen­tre for wildlife con­ser­va­tion in T&T, even though when he was younger his view of an­i­mals was the op­po­site.

Los Iros, Erin under water after heavy rain

Tor­ren­tial rains caused by the pas­sage of a Trop­i­cal wave over T&T trig­gered flood­ing in the Los Ba­jos and Erin re­gion yes­ter­day.

More than 100 res­i­dents suf­fered ex­ten­sive dam­age to crops, live­stock and house­hold ar­ti­cles.

The worse hit ar­eas were Beach Road, Pa­lo Seco; Lam­or­rel Trace, #4 Road, #7 Road and sev­er­al ar­eas on the SS Erin Road near Los Ba­jos and Erin.

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