Current Projects


Jamaica Environment Trust

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization formed in 1991 by a group of citizens concerned for the state of Jamaica’s natural environment. JET works to protect Jamaica’s natural resources by using education, conservation, advocacy and the law to influence individual and organizational behaviour, as well as public policy and practice.


White River Marine Association

The White River Fish Sanctuary is a gazetted marine protected area (special fisheries conservation area) in the reefs west and east of White River, off the coast of Ocho Rios. The protected area is demarcated to hinder the removal of or detriment caused to the marine organisms and their environs. The sanctuary operates under the mantra Protect-Restore-Engage and utilizes community involvement to foster a sense of ownership and pride in protecting the environment.


Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation

The Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) is an environmental and developmental non-government organization that was established in 1998, with the goal of working with partners to promote the sustainable development of the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA). The PBPA is Jamaica’s largest protected area at 187,615ha and is both terrestrial and marine. It extends from south central St. Catherine to south Clarendon, and southerly down to the 200m depth sea contour. 


Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) at the University of the West Indies

The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), a department at the University of the West Indies (UWI), complements the agenda of the university by providing knowledgeable and capable decision-makers for the sustainable development of the Caribbean. The mission of ISD is to increase capacity through teaching, research, innovations, and partnerships to create a Caribbean that is more resilient and sustainable.



Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency

The Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency was formed in 1996 following a community meeting to discuss the environment and the importance of the Cockpit Country’s wet limestone forest. The meeting’s attendees passed a resolution calling for the establishment of an NGO in the region to address Cockpit Country conservation and promote development in the area. STEA was formally established with the objective to support the sustainable economic growth of southern Trelawny through the promotion of environmental protection and research, eco-tourism, and environmentally responsible agricultural practices.