The Environmental Management Authority is closely monitoring development activities along Trinidad’s North Coast.
It says this approach is necessary to ensure there is a balance with the natural environment and ecosystems.
EMA notes this will help ensure that activities are carried out in a sustainable way, minimizing the negative impacts to natural ecosystems and its inhabitants.
In a media release the EMA pointed out that it has had to take steps to initiate enforcement action against development projects in the Las Cuevas and Maracas areas observed to be without the requisite approvals, namely, Certificates of Environmental Clearance.
The authority said the most recent action taken related to the extensive cutting and clearing of a hill in the Maracas area.