The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalist Club was formed in 1891 with the aim of increasing and promoting knowledge of natural history, as well as conservation of nature and natural resources.
Their official mission is to foster education and knowledge on natural history and to encourage and promote activities that would lead to the appreciation, preservation and conservation of our natural heritage.
They achieve this through events like lectures, field trips and public outreach programs as well as publications like “Living World”, an annual scientific journal featuring research in all fields of Natural History relevant to Trinidad & Tobago.
The group recently held a launch for their most recent publication “A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Trinidad and Tobago.
Over fifteen members with a variety of specializations across the Natural Sciences put the book together and many more contributed their photography.
The book launch included addresses by some of the contributors including the president of the Field Naturalist Club Renoir Auguste, and curator of the UWI Zoological Museum Mike Ruthorford.