The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is mandated to protect Saint Lucia's patrimony. Revenue from the Pigeon Island National Landmark, our flagship site, is our main source of income, which helps us to preserve other historic sites, and landscapes with their flora and fauna, some of which are endemic species. With the removal of the Government subvention in 2017 and responses to COVID-19 we face uncertainty for both our conservation work and our dedicated staff. Please help keep the SLNT alive!
For almost 45 years we have protected and advocated for conservation and sustainable management of Saint Lucia's natural and built heritage. Now we are threatened by the impact of COVID-19 which has caused a virtual closure of our tourism sector. We had to close all our main revenue generating sites, reducing our income to almost zero and ceasing routine maintenance of some sites. We reopened on 4 July but few visitors have come due to restrictions still in place to curb the spread of the virus.
We launched this funding appeal to keep the SLNT alive. All funds raised will go towards continuing our conservation work, such as the maintenance of built sites like Walcott House, Married Women's Quarters and the Morne Fortune Historic Site, and natural sites which ensure the protection of wildlife like turtles, the world's rarest known snake- Saint Lucia racer and the Saint Lucia whiptail among others. We are developing some new activities to make our products and services more attractive.
We eagerly await the passing of this pandemic, so we can welcome hundreds of visitors to our facilities and fully resume managing Saint Lucia's rich heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. We are in the process of diversifying our product and service offering to become more sustainable, even in the event of another crisis. We thank you in advance for your assistance and sincerely hope you and your families keep safe.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).