Environmental NGOs Need Funds: Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust

I’m quite sure that many Jamaicans think non-governmental organisations (NGOs) exist on thin air. They do not. In fact, they exist by stretching their dollars as far as they can go – and then stretching them some more. Quite often, NGO workers are volunteers or semi-volunteers. Quite often, the heads of NGOs dip into their … More Environmental NGOs Need Funds: Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust

Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park Celebrates 25th Anniversary on International Mountain Day

December 11 was International Mountain Day. I would like to write more about the importance of mountains (every day I look up at them from our city), and this year’s theme is quite interesting. Meanwhile, the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park – Jamaica’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – will celebrate its 25th Anniversary … More Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park Celebrates 25th Anniversary on International Mountain Day

JCDT Calls for Focused Management of the Cockpit Country Protected Area

Here is a very important perspective on managing projected areas from the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) – manager of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Looking forward also, we have hopes that the Cockpit Country, which the Prime Minister declared a Protected Area earlier this week, … More JCDT Calls for Focused Management of the Cockpit Country Protected Area

Honoring a Caribbean Conservationist and Scholar: Dr. Susan Otuokon

Dr. Susan Otuokon has played an important role in the conservation of Jamaica’s natural resources through her ongoing work with the JCDT, and more widely managing various projects across the Caribbean. However, this year her hard work and dedication paid off with the inscription of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park as a UNESCO … More Honoring a Caribbean Conservationist and Scholar: Dr. Susan Otuokon