Sherwood Content P.O.
Telephone: (876) 997-3832
Within the framework of the ongoing discussions on the
importance of the Cockpit Country (see map) as an important reservoir of unquantified
biodiversity, and in keeping with
repeated calls for remote field stations, the Windsor Research
Centre was established to promote, facilitate, monitor and
centralise research associated with the Cockpit Country.
This maintains the research link, which historically has been
associated with the area from at least 1920, when Harold E.
Anthony' (mammologist at American Museum of Natural History, NY)
visited Windsor and stayed at the Great House. Note also the
connection with Miriam Rothschild, who conducted seminal research
on mammalian ectoparasites in Windsor
Cave and who owned Windsor Great
House during the 1950's.
The mission of the WRC is to promote research in the Natural
Sciences with particular reference to the conservation of Cockpit
Country; to act as a repository for this research; to disseminate
information to ensure the best-possible protection and management
of Cockpit Country.
- To provide adequate logistic support to meet demand, including
lodging, laboratory facilities,
transport, communications, on-site reference documentation and local information packages
(including maps, historical data; aerial surveys etc); to supply
baseline meteorological info.;
- to maintain of a pool of local expertise to assist
- To assist in liaison between researchers and institutions such
as NEPA (formerly NRCA) and
- To facilitate future research by improving existing species
inventories and the natural histories of flora and fauna
- Encourage the presence of local student population (especially
from UWI) to participate and collaborate with projects with an
expected outcome of more research being
initiated by local graduates
- To promote conservation by dissemination of the results of
research to all levels of society, including presentations at the
appropriate level for interests and communities associated with the
- To apply academic knowledge and research to socio-economic
development by demonstrating appropriate crops, appropriate
technology and sustainable practices in the local environment
- To ensure financial sustainability of WRC , fees will be charged for the above
services and short "tropical field experience courses" for overseas
students and their lecturers will be marketed.
(See alsoArticles of Association and
Memorandum of Association)
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