Guest Editorial: Rehabilitating Our Forests

Eden Shand

Abstract


The forests of Trinidad and Tobago form part of the tropical rainforest belt that straddles the equator. A significant part of these forests haveĀ  been degraded by quarrying and oil and gas exploration. Companies operating in the oil and gas sector bear a special responsibility for the rehabilitation of these forests because of their carbon sinking potential. The companies, all big players in the international oil and gas sector, can contribute substantially to slowing down global warming by engaging in reforestation activities right here in Trinidad and Tobago.

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