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Caroni Swamp

Identifier: SC57

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.


  • 1969-1976

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.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the library by Professor Bacon.

Caroni Swamp
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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868-662-9238 (Fax)