Northeast Tobago was recently designated a UN Educational Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere site.
Now, in a bid to secure that accolade, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) is drafting a management plan to govern activities in northeast Tobago.
Secretary for Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries Hayden Spencer, recently announced at the post-executive council media briefing, that the process will be transparent and will involve consultations with stakeholders.
Northeast Tobago was given the prestigious designation on October 28 at the 32nd sitting of the Man and the Biosphere international co-ordinating committee.
The Man and the Biosphere programme aims to improve livelihoods in local communities, while safeguarding ecosystems. It promotes innovative approaches to the sustainable development of green and blue economies across the globe, and the improvement of relationships between people and their environments.
The Northeast region of Tobago is now the largest UNESCO-branded site in the English-speaking Caribbean, encompassing some 15 villages from Belle Garden in the east to Moriah in the north.