People and the Northern Range, Trinidad

Trinidad (Northern Range)

Geographical coverage

Geographical scale of the assessment Sub-national
Country or countries covered Trinidad and Tobago
Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name

Latin America

Conceptual framework, methodology and scope

Assessment objectives

Mandate for the assessment

Conceptual framework and/or methodology used for the assessment

URL or copy of conceptual framework developed or adapted

System(s) assessed

  • Marine
  • Coastal
  • Inland water
  • Forest and woodland
  • Mountain

Species groups assessed

Ecosystem services/functions assessed


  • Food
  • Water
  • Genetic resources
  • Medicinal resources
  • Ornamental resources
  • Raw materials


  • Regulation of water flows
  • Waste treatment
  • Erosion prevention
  • Maintainence of soil fertility
  • Biological control

Supporting Services/Functions

  • Nutrient cycling
  • Soil formation and fertility
  • Primary production
  • Maintainence of genetic diversity

Cultural Services

  • Recreation and tourism
  • Aesthetic Enjoyment
  • Inspiration for culture
  • Art and design
  • Spirtiual experience

Scope of assessment includes

Drivers of change in systems and services

Impacts of change in services on human well-being

Options for responding/interventions to the trends observed

Explicit consideration of the role of biodiversity in the systems and services covered by the assessment

Timing of the assessment

Year assessment started


Year assessment finished


If ongoing, year assessment is anticipated to finish

Periodicity of assessment

Assessment outputs



Northern Range Assessment 2005. Report of an Assessment of the Northern Range, Trinidad and Tobago: People and the Northern Range. State of the Environment Report 2004. Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad Northern Ranges Executive Summary.

Communication materials (e.g. brochure, presentations, posters, audio-visual media)

The Cropper Foundation. MANAGING THE CARIBBEAN SEA: Findings of the Caribbean Sea Ecosystem Assessment. (2006) (Poster)

The Cropper Foundation. People and the Northern Range - Findings of an Assessment of the Northern Range of Trinidad (Poster)

The Cropper Foundation. Sustainable development terms and concepts, A reference for Teachers and Students.

Journal publications

Training materials

Other documents/outputs

Tools and processes

Tools and approaches used in the assessment

  • Indicators
  • Economic valuation
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Resource options
  • GIS

Process used for stakeholder engagement in the assessment process and which component

Key stakeholder groups engaged

The number of people directly involved in the assessment process

Incorporation of scientific and other types of knowledge

Supporting documentation for specific approaches, methodology or criteria developed and/or used to integrate knowledge systems into the assessment

Assessment reports peer reviewed


Accessibility of data used in assessment

Policy impact

Impacts the assessment has had on policy and/or decision making, as evidenced through policy references and actions

Independent or other review on policy impact of the assessment

Lessons learnt for future assessments from these reviews

Capacity building

Capacity building needs identified during the assessment

Actions taken by the assessment to build capacity

How have gaps in capacity been communicated to the different stakeholders

Knowledge generation

Gaps in knowledge identified from the assessment

How gaps in knowledge have been communicated to the different stakeholders

Additional relevant information