And the Winner is ...
Founder of W.O.R.C., the Wildlife Orphanage & Rehabilitation Centre (Trinidad & Tobago) .
Admired and rewarded for her selfless dedication to the cause of caring for and rehabilitating wildlife in Trinidad & Tobago.
E: What is your greatest joy in this work?
Detta: Being able to release a healthy animal into its own environment, after an illness or injury is a profoundly satisfying and humbling experience. It makes one appreciate the grander picture and raises ones spirits above the disappointments and let-downs. The other unique feature of the work is becoming intimate with each patient and discovering the rich emotional landscape of its personality and species. I have learned more from the cases I’ve treated than I could articulate in common language. It is translated in the way I approach other cases and has influenced the way I engage people.
Detta poses with the piggy bank trophy, which she says will accompany her to conferences at home and abroad, where it will sit on a table and gather funds for W.O.R.C.
Click here to see more photos from yesterday's prize giving (complete with a brief written commentary for each photo so you will understand the story behind it)
Click here to visit the W.O.R.C. website which, although still a work in progress, is quite informative.
Cash/cheque donations may be made to the Wildlife Orphanage & Rehabilitation Centre,
Account # 901 101 100 5 at any branch of RBTT, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. Donations go towards food bills, medical and repair equipment and infrastructure.