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

Summary of JCDT Projects 2007 to 2017

Project NamePeriodDonor(s)AmountPurpose
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
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