Quick Facts

Conserving the Environment, Protected Areas and Buffer Zones


  • A preserved landscape is the heart and soul of the Chaguaramas Development. Understanding the need to preserve the inherent beauty and appeal of Chaguaramas, the CDA continues to seek National Park Status operating under the principle that Chaguaramas is to be upheld as an area for the people of Trinidad and Tobago and for visitors to enjoy and appreciate the country's natural beauty.
  • Approximately 52% of the total land area will be denominated as Protected Areas forming a pristine natural backdrop of a unique character, as we continue to develop into the eco-tourism centre of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • An additional 37% designated as restricted use buffer zones, these zones are designed to support conservation management of the Protected Areas.
  • The buffer zones will reduce the direct impacts of development projects (agriculture, residential, commercial) and recreational activities on the biodiversity of the Protected Areas.
  • To ensure that stakeholder communities can sustain livelihoods that are compatible with the objectives of the Protected Areas.

Only 11% of the lands will be developed in Chaguaramas.