National Protected Areas Project

What is the project about?

 Pictured are the John Crow Mountains, just one of the areas the island seeks to preserve. PHOTO CREDIT: UNDP Jamaica

Jamaica is seen as a global conservation priority, with around 1400 endemic species and rich biodiversity. The project's goal is to safeguard this through consolidating the operational and financial sustainability of Jamaica's system of National Protected Areas. The project aims to work through:

  1. Strengthening and planning of revenue generation.
  2. Rationalizing and integrating the system of national protected areas.
  3. Increasing the effectiveness of protected area management.

Our Accomplishments

  1. Integrated land, coastal zones, water and energy management practices improved.
  2. Institutional capacity strengthened to efficiently implement policies and plans.
  3. Land, water and sanitation management strengthened in target communities.

Who finances it?

Annual Delivery (2011): 73.5%

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