Projects

The JCDT has over 25 years of experience developing and managing environmental projects.

Summary of JCDT Projects 2007 to 2017

Project Name Period Donor(s) Amount Purpose
Blue Mountains Boundary Defence & Protection 2017 - 2020 Jamaica Conservation Partners – CB Facey Foundation US$30,000.00 Marking the boundary between Cinchona & Abbey Green
Linking Natural & Cultural Heritage Conservation 2017 - 2020 Global Environment Facility – Small Grants Programme US$100,000.00 Rio Grande Valley Area - Forest Ecosystem Assessments & Restoration Plans, Jamaican Hutia Population Study and Conservation Plan, Visitor Management & Conservation Plans, Agro-forestry Training
Cable-Car Feasibility Study (Holywell) 2017 - 2018 Tourism Enhancement Fund JM$7.3 million Conducting a Feasiblity Study for a possible Cable Car to Holywell
Hermitage Catchment Forest Restoration 2017 - 2019 The Nature Conservancy / Coca Cola Foundation JM$645,000.00 Invasive Species control and forest restoration of 3 acres in the Hermitage Dam catchment
Blue Mountains Sustainable Tourism 2016 - 2018 Tourism Enhancement Fund JM$46.8 million Major infrastructural improvements at Portland Gap, Peak and Holywell
Portland Gap Repairs 2016 - 2017 Jamaica Social Investment Fund – REDI Project JM$18 million Infrastructural Improvement at Portland Gap
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park Capacity Building II February 2015 – January 2017 Forest Conservation Fund (FCF) US$114,000.00 Infrastructure Development and Marketing for Recreational Area; Environmental Education around the National Park
Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions – Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park 2014 – 2016 German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) US$27,200.00 Support for project development and improving management of the National Park including preparation of a new Management Plan 2017 - 2027
Holywell Renewable Energy and Climate Change March 2014 – September 2015 United States Department of Interior International Technical Assistance Programme US$60,950.00 Photovoltaic Panels and Solar Water Heaters at Holywell; Climate Change & Renewable Energy Interpretive Materials; Climate Friendly Park Workshop
Climate Change & Flooding in Yallahs communities May 2013 – June 2014 CARIB-SAVE through the University of the West Indies (UWI) US$16,760.00 Environmental Education and Community Outreach
Awareness Building for Prevention of River Poisoning in the Buff Bay Valley October 2012 – August 2014 Environmental Foundation of Jamaica US$42,407.00 Awareness raising Campaign and Community Outreach
Forest Conservation in the Blue Mountains November 2011 - October 2016 Forest Conservation Fund US$235,500.00 Reforestation and Invasive Species Control
Water Harvesting & Supply System at Holywell July 2011 – July 2012 Environmental Foundation of Jamaica and Inter-American Foundation US$29,635.00 Major repairs to water harvesting and supply system at Holywell, BJCMNP
Hazard Mapping for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Blue Mountains July 2011 – July 2012 Environmental Foundation of Jamaica US$27,816.00 Research and Information Dissemination
Capacity Building for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Blue Mountains July 2010 – June 2012 Forest Conservation Fund US$154,304.00 Community School Visits,
Community Teacher Training,
Community Venture Business Plan Training, and
Sustainable Tourism improvements
Forest Conservation in the Blue Mountains November 2007 - October 2011 Forest Conservation Fund US$145,387.00 Reforestation and Invasive Species Control
BJCMNP Monitoring, Evaluation and New Management Plan September 2008 - August 2011 Environmental Foundation of Jamaica US$69,808.00 Monitoring & Evaluation Programme support
Support for preparation of 2011 – 2016 Management Plan
Holywell Trails Improvement February 2009 - July 2010 IUCN Netherlands US$10,500.00 Waterfall Trail Improvement,
Interpretive and other Signs
Sustainable Agriculture for Safer Slopes November 2008 - April 2010 UNDP Community-based Adaptation Project US$50,000.00 Community Greenhouses,
Sustainable Agriculture Training and Soil Conservation Practices
Protection of the Yallahs Watershed in the BJCMNP through Species & Ecosystem Conservation and Reduced Land Degradation April 2009 – March 2010 GEF Small Grants Programme US$50,000.00 Reforestation and Invasive Species Control
Environmental Experiential Learning at Holywell January 2008 - October 2009 Environmental Foundation of Jamaica US$77,009.00 Improvements to Holywell Interpretation and Education Facilities
Community Youth training
Support for School Visits to Holywell
Holywell, Rio Grande & Peak Trail Commercial Development July 2006 - April 2009 Inter-American Development Bank US$92,000.00
BJCMNP – Conservation and Enforcement Support October 2007 – April 2009 US Forest Service
USAID PARE Project
US$43,000.00 Support for BJCMNP Conservation, Enforcement & Compliance and Monitoring & Evaluation Programmes
Anti-River Poisoning – Rio Grande Valley August 2007 – June 2009 The Nature Conservancy through the Swiss Re US$8,000.00 Community Awareness Raising re: River Poisoning
JCDT Organisational Sustainability July 2006 – June 2009 Environmental Foundation of Jamaica US$22,277.00 Support for Endowment Fund and fundraising activities
BJCMNP Community Education for Watershed Management February 2006 – February 2008 Environmental Foundation of Jamaica US$73,553.00 BJCMNP Community Education Programme – 4 communities and 30 buffer zone schools
Bird Conservation in the BJCMNP July 2006 – September 2008 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Fund US$179,992.00 Support for BJCMNP Conservation and Enforcement & Compliance Programmes

JCDT | Protecting & Preserving Our Future

The JCDT appreciates the involvement and support of our Partners, Donors and Sponsors
  • NEPA
  • Forestry Department
  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  • Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Forest Conservation Trust
  • Pear Tree Press
  • Jamaica energy Partners