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Jamaica - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

Jamaica has been ranked fifth among islands of the world in terms of endemic plants. The country also enjoys a high level of endemism for animal species, as these examples illustrate: 98.2% of the 514 indigenous species of land snails and 100% of the 22 indigenous species of amphibians are endemic to Jamaica. Nearly 30... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The activities undertaken by Jamaica derive from seven goals, which are: to conserve Jamaica’s biodiversity; to promote sustainable use of biological resources; to facilitate access to biological resources (to promote biotechnology and ensure benefit sharing); to ensure safe transfer, handling and use of LMOs; to enhance resource management capacity; to promote public awareness, education, and public empowerment; and to promote regional and international cooperation and collaboration... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Jerome Smith
CBD Primary NFP
Ms. Leonie Barnaby
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. Peter Knight
ICNP ABS NFP
Dr. Suzanne Davis
CHM NFP, CHM Informal Advisory Committee
Dr. Elaine Fisher
SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Carla Gordon
Protected Areas NFP
Dr. Leary Myers
ABS Competent National Authorities

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Jerome Smith
Cartagena Protocol Secondary NFP
Ms. Leonie Barnaby
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Dr. Suzanne Davis
BCH NFP

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