The Rotunda Gallery – Art Exhibition presents: “See the Beauty Around Us – Caring for our Environment”, a display at the Red House of Trinidad and Tobago’s nature and wildlife.
The “See the Beauty Around Us – Caring for our Environment” theme is about appreciating the natural wonders of our country which is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Vision/Mandate. Goal #14 – “Life below Water - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”, and Goal #15 – “Life on land - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.” The theme was also influenced by the challenges most of us faced during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of us had the opportunity to slow down from our hectic lifestyles and really appreciate the beauty Trinidad and Tobago has to offer. We sometimes “miss the forest for the trees” as some prefer to venture outside the country rather than appreciate the natural beauty of our own land.
Trinidad and Tobago is home to a variety of species of plants, birds and other animals. There are distinct altitudinal variations in indigenous plant life on both islands. The natural vegetation includes some 2,300 flowering plants such as orchids and ferns. There is also a wide range of trees, including the native purpleheart, mora, crappo and bois mulatre trees, palms, giant aroids, and large broad-leaved varieties. Natural animal life includes over 400 bird species, like the blue and yellow macaws, and tufted coquette hummingbirds. There are over 600 butterfly species, and over 100 species of mammals, such as howler monkeys, manatees and ocelots. The island is also home to a few reptiles and amphibians.
You can book an appointment at The Rotunda Gallery at 701-6133 Monday - Friday 9am-3pm (except public holidays) – The last day for viewing will be on Thursday 22nd April 2021 (extended date)