Asa Wright Nature Centre

The AWNC is a "Not-for-Profit" Trust established in 1967 by a group of naturalists and bird-watchers to "protect part of the Arima Valley in a natural state and to create a conservation and study area for the protection of wildlife and for the enjoyment of all." It was one of the first nature centres to be established in the Caribbean.
Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat.
Under talented professional leadership from its volunteer international- and locally-based board of management, the AWNC has developed its efforts in three major areas: Education, Conservation, and Ecotourism. It is now widely recognized as one of the most successful ecotourism stories in the world!
Since its inception over 38 years ago, the AWNC has been a leader in ecotourism - long before that word was even coined! It remains a world-class leader in this field, unsurpassed not only in Trinidad & Tobago but across the Caribbean, and is a world-renowned nature destination.

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7 3/4 Mile-Marker Arima-Blanchisseuse Road P.O. Box 4710
Trinidad and Tobago
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