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2500 Metres of Negril Shoreline to be Protected
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2500 Metres of Negril Shoreline to be Protected

The Government of Jamaica has responded to the call of residents and tourism stakeholders in Negril for increased measures to protect the area’s world famous beaches. Approximately 2,500 metres of the Negril shoreline is to be rehabilitated under Jamaica’s Adaptation Fund Programme launched last week in Kingston. The initiative, which is being implemented through approximately $902 million (US$9.965 million) in grants from the Adaption Fund, will focus on protecting coastal areas and agriculture. A total of $489 million (US$5.4 million) of the amount is to be spent to restore and protect the coastline in the tourism mecca, which has being eroding over the years, posing a threat to the tourism industry and the livelihood of those, who depend on the sector. Chief Executive Officer of the...
NEPA Embarks on Sustained Programme to Protect Biodiversity
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NEPA Embarks on Sustained Programme to Protect Biodiversity

As part of efforts to protect and preserve the country's coastal and marine biodiversity, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has embarked on a sustained programme to better manage these resources. This was stated by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, in a message read by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Genefa Hibbert, at NEPA’s Open Day function, held at its Head Office, in Kingston, Tuesday May 22. The Minister said this new approach includes: routine monitoring of coral reefs; revision of existing coastal policies; and actions and plans, as well as specific interventions to reverse the effects of climate change at risk-prone communities across the island. “Through these programmes, it is anticipated that over the long-...