ASA Wright Nature Centre

May 15, 2019

Sagicor Life Inc collaborated with the Arima-based Asa Wright Nature Centre, a 50-year-old non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving part of the Arima Valley in its natural state. It is also devoted to the education and promotion of ecotourism. In 2018, the centre’s aim was to attract the environmentally sensitive bird, the piping guan (pawi) which is endemic to Trinidad. This meant ensuring that there were enough food sources to create a sustainable feeding and nesting location. As part of the Sagicor Inspire Vacation Internship Programme 2018, 24 interns helped Asa Wright personnel to record the number of mango, pommerac, obi, pois doux, and bois canot trees on the trails that would attract the pawi.