Conservation Research Projects

In addition to providing facilities to support conservation research at its William Beebe Tropical Research Station, the Asa Wright Nature Centre also supports and promotes primary research by its staff and through collaboration with other research institutions. Currently, the primary focal areas for these research efforts include:

  • Development of an ecological inventory of the Heights of Aripo
  • A comparative study of the Arima Valley biota with that of William Beebe 50-years ago
  • Reintroduction of red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) to the Arima Valley
  • Development of a habitat restoration and monitoring programme for the Arima and Aripo Valleys

In each case the Nature Centre’s intention is to support applied research which can be used to support the AWNCs conservation and restoration activities. These activities are being undertaken with the assistance of colleagues at the University of the West Indies, Oxford University and Wildlife Conservation Society. For more information on these projects or how you can support our work please contact the Centre’s General Manager: Ann Sealey