As far as I am aware there are no more 'No Trespassing' signs than before and this is the first time it has been raised as an issue.
Grafton Caledonia Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned estate that happens to be a Nature Reserve.
The owners ‘invite’ the public to share the surroundings of this privately owned property (no admission fee is charged).
The signs are there for a very good reason as the Law is different in Tobago than in England.
In England you cannot be prosecuted for trespassing but you can in Tobago so long as you have the relevant signs.
The sanctuary is plagued by poachers who kill iguana etc and will set fire to the bush to smoke them out. This is the reason why we have had very serious fires in the past that have come very close to Grafton House, Santuary Villas and Stonehaven and destroyed vast area of wildlife habitat. There was one house that did get burnt down right on the edge of the Estate. Without the signs the Police will not assist.
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