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The extreme northwest shoreline of Tobago, between Pigeon Point and Booby Point, contains the famous Buccoo Reef, Nylon Bay, Bon Accord Lagoon and Buccoo Bay. This sunset was taken from the western end of Buccoo Bay, looking towards Sheerbird’s Point.

The area is extremely beautiful, ecologically valuable and very popular with visitors. Until about 70 years ago, the entire shoreline was lined by swamp and mangroves, with woodland and forest further inland. However, plantation agriculture has relegated the natural vegetation to a narrow shoreline strip of mangroves, while boat anchors, coral removal, overfishing and land-based pollution have seriously degraded the reef and marine environment.

A subsidiary of Angostura Limited is developing a portion of the former plantation land and, perhaps paradoxically, aiming to improve environmental conditions in the process. Tomorrow, I will show one aspect of that paradox.

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