Jamaica

Jamaica To Become A Member Of The Caribbean Biological Corridor Initiative

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Cabinet has cleared the way for Jamaica to become a member of the Caribbean Biological Corridor Initiative (CBCI).

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Matthew Samuda, made the announcement in Parliament today.

Providing background on the Initiative, Samuda noted that the CBCI arose out of a 2007 political declaration from Ministers of the Environment of Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, to partner in the long-term conservation of biodiversity based on environmental connectivity within the Greater Antilles beyond political boundaries.

The Senator noted that the CBCI has been widely recognized as an important example of South-South cooperation and aims to increase the ecological connectivity across the Greater Antilles.

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