As Jamaica’s Prime Forests Decline, Row Erupts Over Protection

Inter Press Service: For Jamaica, planting more trees as a way to build resilience is one of the highest priorities of the government`s climate change action plan. So when Cockpit Country residents woke up to bulldozers in the protected area, they rallied to get answers from the authorities. On May 18, Noranda Bauxite Limited acted on 2004 mining leases and moved its heavy equipment into the outer areas of the Cockpit Country, ignoring unresolved boundary issues. Their actions reignited a simmering row between stakeholders......

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