Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program

Project Title: 
Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program

Project Overview:
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 2014 – 2019

Contractor(s)/Grantee(s):
THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, CARIBSAVE, CARIBBEAN COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION (C-CAM)

Objective:
The Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program’s goal is to reduce the threats to marine-coastal biodiversity in priority areas in the Caribbean in order to achieve sustained biodiversity conservation, maintain critical ecosystem services, and realize tangible improvements in human well-being for communities adjacent to marine managed areas.

In Jamaica the program will focus on the Pedro Bank and Southwest Coast of Jamaica through designing and promoting sustainable fisheries pilot programs. It will also assist to strengthen the capacity of local fisher cooperatives to support sustainable fisheries and marine managed areas; and promote ecotourism.  

Date 
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 3:45pm

Last updated: May 03, 2018