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Cockpit Country

Jamaica's Cockpit Country
Environment

 “Cockpit Country Water ” is a short video about the importance of Cockpit Country in regulating Jamaica’s water cycle, providing 40% of Jamaica’s clean, fresh water to 6 parishes. Cockpit Country’s underground reservoir is the most important fresh water source in Jamaica.   TO SIGN PETITION, CLICK ON LINK BELOW:

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Cockpit Country
Environment

Here are five reasons why we need to protect Cockpit Country by Diana McCaulay. Diana McCaulay is the CEO of Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Cockpit Country is a rugged, forested area of west-central Jamaica, rich in plants, animals, water and history. It is home to about 70,000 people, including the

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Worth A Visit

Introducing Maggotty. According to the Lonely Planet, “Maggotty is a forgettable town with an unforgettable name, laid out on a bend of the Black River at the western end of the Siloah Valley. It thinks of itself as a sleepy regional center, but it can also be a viable base

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EnvironmentHappening on the Edge 2013

Explore Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. Inviting one and all to a Cockpit Country Nature Walk for the Birds, Sunday, December 8th, at Stewart Town, Trelawny. This is a fundraiser for Seven Oaks Sanctuary for Wildlife. For more information please contact Wendy Ann Lee at SOS-Wildlife@cwjamaica.com. For more about the Cockpit Country

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Good FoodYard Life

There’s no shortage of beauties on the beaches of Jamaica, but a trip to the vegetable garden can be just as exciting. Stunning Marika Kessler founded her own 83-acre farm — tucked away up in Jamaica’s rough and rugged, northwestern Cockpit Country. And she did so after having studied fashion

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Environment

  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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Current Affairs

The Trelawny Maroons are going on a mission to west Africa to reconnect with a side of their family not spoken to for nearly two centuries. Yet this is only the latest chapter in a trans-Atlantic odyssey for a people with a famous name but an often confused past. The Maroons hope that

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Environment

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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Worth A Visit

Check out this new Cockpit Country website produced by the Cockpit Country Local Forest Management Committee, a community run organization dedicated to the welfare of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country.  The Cockpit Country is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and home to hundreds of endemic species of flora

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Worth A Visit

More on Flagstaff Heritage Tours and Trails Read it here at the Jamaica Gleaner

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