Hyacinth is a Protected Areas Officer with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and coordinates the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) for the Caribbean. She is based at the Centre for Resources Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Hyacinth holds an MA in Environmental Policy and has spent most of her professional career involved in environmental conservation. Her work has centred on improving capacity of institutions, communities and individuals to better manage our natural resources, especially in protected areas. Hyacinth is from Trinidad and Tobago, recently became a citizen of Barbados and considers the entire Caribbean her home.
“I am delighted to participate in this Forum where the environment and tourism, core elements of our region’s economies, are centre stage.”