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  • Cockpit Country — Jamaican Petrel

    Cockpit Country — Jamaican Petrel

    4. Threats to the Cockpit Country. The major factors affecting the plants and animals of the Cockpit Country are bauxite mining and habitat degradation due to agriculture and development. Along with clearing the land for farming, farmers are also guilty of cutting down trees to use as yam sticks

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  • Advancing the Protection of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country

    Advancing the Protection of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country

    Meanwhile, bauxite prospecting and mining has been expanding in Cockpit Country communities which were left out of the designated protected area. Since the Prime Minister’s 2017 announcement, new mining leases have been granted by the Government of Jamaica which will allow bauxite companies to mine right up to the edge of the CCPA boundary

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  • PM Says Government is Resolute That ... - The Voice of Jamaica

    PM Says Government is Resolute That ... - The Voice of Jamaica

    Jun 06, 2019 “All the agencies have come back to say that they know of no instance of mining in the areas designated to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has released a statement in that regard… ; so too have the Water Resources Authority, the Jamaica Bauxite Institute, the Forestry Department and

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  • A section of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country hangs in the

    A section of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country hangs in the

    Dec 21, 2020 The mining of Cockpit Country will present risks for Jamaica’s water supply, its already fragile food security, and for the health and well-being of Jamaicans. ... and Jamaica Bauxite Mining

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  • Aug 03, 2021 Jamaica was once the world’s leading exporter of bauxite, which is the ore from which aluminum is made, but decades of mining have taken a toll on the land and the people. With reserves depleted, the government is now pushing to move mining operations into the most ecologically sensitive part of the island known as Cockpit Country

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  • The Maroons New Chief Richard Currie Says No Mining in

    The Maroons New Chief Richard Currie Says No Mining in

    Mar 28, 2021 In 2017, the Andrew Holness administration announced the designated Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) boundary in Parliament. Some 74,726 hectares of existing forest reserves would be protected and closed to mining. The government later announced that it was planning to grant Noranda bauxite company license to mine in the Cockpit Country

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  • Bauxite Mining Continues to Threaten Jamaican Farmers

    Bauxite Mining Continues to Threaten Jamaican Farmers

    Bauxite Mining Continues to Threaten Jamaican Farmers and Cockpit Country. According to the Gleaner’s June 2 article, J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, speaking at a Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners event, “welcomed the level of engagement and collaboration between

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  • JET Cautiously Welcomes Changes To Mining Arrangement

    JET Cautiously Welcomes Changes To Mining Arrangement

    May 27, 2021 JET cautiously welcomes changes to mining arrangement in Cockpit Country, Dry Harbour Mountain. 4:21 pm, Thu May 27, 2021 ... The changes relate to the licence granted to Noranda Bauxite to mine in the vicinity of the Cockpit Country protected area and the permit to Bengal Development Limited for quarrying in the Dry Harbour Mountain in St. Ann

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  • Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country, Jamaica | EJAtlas

    Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country, Jamaica | EJAtlas

    In Jamaica, ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America), the largest producer of aluminum in the world, has been mining bauxite since 1963, converting Jamaica in the sixth largest bauxite producer in the world, right after Australia, Guinea, Brazil, China and India. Since 2004, ALCOA has been prospecting for bauxite in Cockpit Country, a Maroon

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  • Protecting Jamaica's Cockpit Country | ELAW

    Protecting Jamaica's Cockpit Country | ELAW

    Jun 11, 2019 We were thrilled to announce in November 2017 that Jamaican Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness ordered protection for Cockpit Country from proposed bauxite mining. He designated over 74,000 hectares of this unique, internationally recognized treasure to become the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA). But the struggle is not over

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  • Cockpit Country Adventure Tours

    Cockpit Country Adventure Tours

    Cockpit Country Adventure Tours, Albert Town, Jamaica. 1,435 likes 1 talking about this. Hiking, Caving and Rural Adventures in the Hills of Jamaica

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  • Cockpit Country Jamaica and Bauxite Mining

    Cockpit Country Jamaica and Bauxite Mining

    A meeting will take place today at 10:00 AM at the Ministry of Agriculture between the Cockpit Country Stakeholders Group (CCSG) and the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) regarding bauxite prospecting and mining in the Cockpit Country. The CCSG will be represented by Diana McCaulay (JET), Hugh Dixon (STEA), and Michael Schwartz (WRC)

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  • Cockpit Country & Bauxite

    Cockpit Country & Bauxite

    Cockpit Country. A Case Study. Bauxite Mining in Mt Diablo. Bauxite Mining and. The Environmental Laws of Jamaica. (a JET presentation) Did You Know: Bauxite Mining in Jamaica is governed by The Mining Act 1947 . This colonial-era law was passed almost as soon as the Second World War ended so that Britain could continue to exploit its colony

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  • Noranda Invades Cockpit Country With Bauxite Mining

    Noranda Invades Cockpit Country With Bauxite Mining

    Despite numerous assurances from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) that bauxite mining would not be permitted in Cockpit Country, reports from community members and site visits by a member of the Cockpit Country Stakeholders Group (CCSG) have confirmed that Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partnership (NJBP) has begun these mining operations. The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) commissioned a Cockpit Country

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  • Cockpit Country Home

    Cockpit Country Home

    Cockpit Country is globally unique and is the type localityfor cockpit karst. This extraordinary landscape is home to many endemic plants and animals. It is the site of the Maroon Wars. It is the source of 40% of Jamaica's exploitable water resources. Windsor Research Centre (WRC) created this website to share information about a globally unique landscape located in the heart of Jamaica

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  • Green light for bauxite mining in Cockpit Country | Lead

    Green light for bauxite mining in Cockpit Country | Lead

    Nov 18, 2020 WESTERN BUREAU: In spite of potential long-term deforestation, bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country is likely to offer a game-changing fillip to the Jamaican economy, at least in the short term, if the Government allows Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II (NJBP II) to mine 8,335 hectares of land, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) has said. Noranda’s plan to mine an area identified as Special Mining

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  • Mining in the Cockpit Country - Jamaica Gleaner

    Mining in the Cockpit Country - Jamaica Gleaner

    Jun 07, 2019 And is bauxite the most valuable resource in the Cockpit Country? Decidedly not! The Cockpit Country is the source of about 40 per cent of Jamaica’s water resources; rainwater trapped here replenishes the aquifers of six major rivers: Black River, Great River, Martha Brae, Rio Bueno, Montego River, and Hector’s River

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