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Check out this cool new website from the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust, JCDT. JCDT manages the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. Jamaica’s Blue Mountains are famous for their coffee, scenic views, Maroon history and culture, the hike to the peak and lots more! See my account of our hike

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Here is an interesting video on birding in Jamaica. It’s a great introduction to our great variety of endemic and other bird species (please excuse the few Nikon camera ads). Jamaica is considered a premier birding hotspot for Caribbean birding with 28 endemic bird species (birds that can only be

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EnvironmentGood FoodWorth A Visit

Looking for an eco-tourism vacation in Jamaica? How about visiting the Rio Grande Valley in Jamaica?  Ambassabeth Eco-Cabins is a unique experience of Jamaican rural life and a authentic eco- tourism vacation or weekend get-away. Located in the upper Rio Grande Valley about 15 miles south of Port Antonio, the

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  Check out Hugh Dixon and Bart Robinson from Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency (STEA) talking with Simon Crosskill on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica about Jamaica’s Cockpit Country and a new video being produced there. To see the video trailer – Cockpit Country Green Heart of Jamaica

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Jamaica Challenged to Raise U$20,000 by June 30th for Sustained Protection of Vital Fisheries. Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s leading conservation organization, has received a U$20,000 donation to its Jamaica programme under its “Born to Be Wild” matching fund. Under the terms of the fund, a donor from Jamaica must

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Here is a very cool video about a documentary being made in the Cockpit Country. Please check it out and see how you can help to get it made. About Cockpit Country: A Paradise in Peril Miles of hiking trails. Scores of underground caves. Thousands of unique plant and animal

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EnvironmentHappening on the Edge 2011

GREEN EXPO 2011 is on this weekend! The Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) will be staging Green Expo 2011 from June 10-12th at the National Arena. Green Expo is an environmental exposition featuring exhibits which expose the thousands of attendees, to environmentally-friendly products, services and practices.

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The following is by a concerned Jamaican Mr. Marc Goodman. One of the Caribbean’s most spectacular and tranquil natural sites, Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon has long been abandoned to touts, illegal activity and decay, but is now being developed (most recent being a large artificial beach on its shores, the site

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Environment

Here’s the link to Barbara Walker’s presentation made at the recent ECCO Magazine’s Green conference. The presentation was entitled “Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Sustainable Living” and focused on the procedures and management strategies implemented to make Hotel Mocking Bird Hill a “green” hotel. Barbara is the co-owner and manager of Hotel Mocking Bird

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EnvironmentRootz Underground

  Here’s a great story in the Observer about Rootz Underground’s new initiative to encourage persons to plant trees around the world. They are trying to have 100,000 trees planted in the next year. Lots more about Rootz Underground in our archives.  

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