The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club
About the TTFNC
The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club, a
society for the study of Natural History, is one of the oldest clubs
existing in Trinidad and Tobago, having being founded on 10th July
1891. The club lapsed into inactivity in 1907 but was reactivated in
1924 and except for a short period of inactivity from 1948-1953, has
remained active since then. The club operates under a constitution and
set of rules and traditions. As part of the club's 100th Anniversary
Celebration, it was incorporated by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 17 of
1991). The club functions as a non-profit organisation and has applied
to the Board of Inland Revenue for Charitable Status.
TO FOSTER EDUCATION AND
KNOWLEDGE ON NATURAL HISTORY AND TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE ACTIVITIES
THAT WOULD LEAD TO THE APPRECIATION, PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF
OUR NATURAL HERITAGE
Membership in the Club is open to all persons, of at least fifteen years of age, who subscribe to the objects of the club. The current membership is in excess of 250 and includes secondary school and university level students, interested adults and several professionals.
An entrance fee of $50.00 becomes payable by an Ordinary Member on applying for membership. No entrance fees are paid by Junior Members.
The affairs of the Club are vested in and conducted by a Management Committee consisting of eight members elected at the Annual General Meeting held in January of each year. The committee consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and three other members.
Members with specific skills also volunteer to lead the Special Interest Groups, or to form committees to focus on particular issues.
The 2013 Management Team comprises:
A copy of the Club's rules can be downloaded here
Quarterly Bulletin Editorial Committee:
Eddison Baptiste, Elisha Tikasingh, Palaash Narase, Reginald Potter
Living World Editorial Committee 2007 - 2011:
Elisha Tikasingh (Editor), Palaash Narase, Paul Comeau, Graham White
Special Interest Groups
The particular areas of interest found among Club members are served by special interest groups, which often organize their own activities.
The currently active groups are:
The Club maintains representation on the Management Committee of the National Museum and the Wildlife Conservation Committee.
The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club was awarded a Medal of Merit (Gold) in recognition of Community Service in the field of Ecology (August 1980 Presidential Awards).
The Club also received an award in 1992 from the
Caribbean Conservation Association for 100 years of Service in
conservation of the environment.
For further information, please write to: