Scope and Contents
The collection covers the campaign led by Professor Bacon and the Blue River Action Committee against the attempt by Shell Trinidad Limited to transport liquified propane gas by barge through the Caroni Swamp which had been designated as a bird sanctuary. The collection consists of two folders with mainly letters and newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical
Peter Bacon (1938-2003), a wetlands biologist, was born in England, but spent the greater part of his adult years and professional life in the Caribbean. In 1969, he became the first Ph.D. graduate in zoology at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, in Trinidad and Tobago. His main research interests were in the ecology of coastal zones and wetlands, in which he established a strong international reputation. He was appointed Professor of Zoology at UWI, St. Augustine, in 1993. He died in 2003.
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Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the library by Professor Bacon.
- Caroni Swamp
- Special Collections Department
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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