Andrea Downer

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Protected Areas Master Plan Two Years Off Target

Blue Mountains, from the Hollywell National Park taken on Oatley Mountain trail inside the park. Jamaica’s master plan for the management and protection of its protected areas – already two years behind its deadline – should be finalized by December 2008, according to Marilyn Headley, head of the Forestry Department and chairman of the Protected …

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Eastern Jamaica Rivers Threatened by Poisoning and Coffee farming

Killing rivers could kill livelihoods. (Panos) – Illegal river poisoning and run-off from coffee farms seem to be posing a serious threat to the health of rivers in the eastern Jamaica parish of StThomas¬†as well as general public health in the area. Environmental groups such as the St. Thomas Environmental Protection Association, STEPA, are raising …

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