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Strengthening of the national policy and legislative frameworks governing protected areas, including marine protected areas
by Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Jamaica (Government)
Objective: To strengthen Jamaica's policy and legislative frameworks governing protected areas, including marine protected areas

Implementation Methodologies: To effect the promulgation of the Cays Management Policy, a new protected areas policy and overarching protected areas legislation. The process to finalize these policy and legislative instruments will include consultations with stakeholders, including the general public.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Marine protected area with partial protection
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
December 2020
Finalization of the Cays Management Policy and the new policy for protected areas
December 2020
Promulgation of overarching protected areas legislation
Staff / Technical expertise
The staff and technical expertise of several government ministries, departments and agencies will be utilized in ensuring the deliverables are achieved
Basic information
Time-frame: April 2017 - December 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (Government) National Environment and Planning Agency (Government) Fisheries Division (Government) Forestry Department (Government) Jamaica National Heritage Trust (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Oral Khan, Chief Technical Director , oral.khan@megjc.gov.jm, +1 (876) 633-7500
Kingston, Jamaica
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