Save Cockpit Country Fact Sheet 2007 - Jamaican Caves

Furthermore, deforestation due to bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country would contribute to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). According to FAO, deforestation worldwide contributes one quarter of all GHG emissions. Bauxite mining itself is energy intensive and most of the energy comes from fossil fuels, further adding to greenhouse gases.

Environmentalist Claims PM's Management of Cockpit Country ...

According to Espeut, the Cockpit Country has been left at the mercy of unsustainable mining. He explained that the government has facilitated a monetary trade off, between livelihood and the environment. Espeut says although Jamaica has not been severely hit by a hurricane recently, the island will not be spared forever. ...

The Maroons New Chief Richard Currie Says No Mining in ...

The government later announced that it was planning to grant Noranda bauxite company license to mine in the Cockpit Country. Although Prime Minister Holness reassured the nation that no mining would take place in the CCPA, the announcement did not go over well with Jamaicans, who chastized the government for wanting to mine in the Cockpit Country in the first place.

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.

Cockpit Country Fears Linger - Environmentalists ...

The mining ministry said that Noranda Bauxite Partners' activities are confined to two areas outside of the Cockpit Country boundary. It added that no mining was currently taking place in a third area – for which the company has a licence (SML 173) – which adjoins the Cockpit Country Protected Area.

PM Holness Announces Boundaries for Cockpit Country ...

No Mining will be permitted in Cockpit Country Protected Area . Prime Minister Holness also announced that no mining will be permitted in the Cockpit Country Protected Area. In this regard, the Mining Act and any existing mining licences will be amended to close these areas to mining.

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Stop mining in Indigenous Maroon territory which includes Cockpit Country and Gibraltar Stop mining in Indigenous Maroon territory which includes Cockpit Country and Gibraltar. Cockpit Country. July 8 at 1:59 PM · What groups or organizations in Jamaica gets funding from CIDA ?

No Bauxite Mining Taking Place in Designated Protected ...

The company's bauxite mining activities are confined to two areas (SML 172 and SML 165), which are not part of the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country. A third area, SML173 adjoins the area to be protected but is not part of it and currently, no mining is taking place in that area.

No Bauxite Mining Taking Place in Designated Protected ...

The Ministry of Transport and Mining stated that: "The Jamaica Bauxite Institute, Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited and the Mines and Geology Division advises to the best of our knowledge, that Noranda Bauxite partners II (Noranda), is currently not involved in any mining activities in the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The company ...

Cockpit Country stakeholders reject NEPA's mining permit ...

Mining in the cockpit country has been a bone of contention for the residents of the area, the government agency responsible for issuing mining rights — NEPA– and environmentalists who are vehemently against bauxite mining within the boundaries of the heritage site.

Government Revises Agreement For Mining In Cockpit Country ...

The Government has revised the agreement for mining in the Cockpit Country, says Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague. The modifications include the removal of 6,000 hectares of land, which are adjacent to the Cockpit Country, from the original Special Mining …

A section of Jamaica's Cockpit Country hangs in the ...

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. Cockpit communities are examples ...

Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country, Jamaica | EJAtlas

Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country, Jamaica. Description: Bauxite is the source mineral of aluminium. 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 ...

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Special Mining Lease Area SML173 is the designation given to a piece of land 8335 hectares in size and located in the north east corner of Cockpit Country Landscape. This piece of land was put up for mining by the Mines and Geology division of Government over the signature of the Minister of Mining Robert Montague in August 2018.

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Protecting Cockpit Country | ELAW

11/2/17ELAW Bulletin. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness appears poised to make a decision about protecting Cockpit Country from proposed bauxite mining. Cockpit Country is a unique, internationally recognized treasure and the Prime Minister should give it the protection it deserves. Cockpit Country.

Cockpit Country — Jamaican Petrel

The Cockpit Country is a primary water resource for Western Jamaican and is also the source for major rivers such as the Martha Brae, Black River, Rio Bueno, Montego River and Great River. 5. Cultural significance of the Cockpit Country. The Cockpit Country is the scene of the Second Maroon War which took place in 1795 and 1796.

Gov't: No mining taking place in protected area of Cockpit ...

The Water Resources Authority also confirmed that, to the best of its knowledge, no bauxite mining has taken place within the proposed boundary of the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country.

Cockpit Country - Visit Jamaica

Often regarded as Jamaica's most inhospitable region, the Cockpit Country is a hilly and dense area with limestone denudations traversing three parishes and covering over 500 square miles. The so-called "cockpits" are caused because limestone, the predominant soil in the area, does not retain water. Rainwater therefore, percolates downward through cracks and fissures, creating in time a ...

Mining in the Cockpit Country - I hope a more constructive ...

The issue of Mining in the cockpit country has resurfaced in the news cycle recently but in all the coverage, commentary, and discussion; I have yet to see a legitimate argument that puts things into perspective. At this point, there is much more confusion around the topic than before and I …

Get Involved – SAVE COCKPIT COUNTRY

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT PROSPECTING, QUARRYING OR MINING IN COCKPIT COUNTRY? Here are five things you can do to get involved: 1. DONATE. Send us a donation, no matter how small. Cheques should be made payable to the Jamaica Environment Trust, with a clear notation "Cockpit Country Campaign." Donations can also be made directly to any branch ...

Anti-mining protest underway at Heroes Circle | Buzz

Mutabaruka at the anti-mining protest in Kingston. Several of the protestors are carrying placards which read, 'Stop mining in the Cockpit Country, 'We need the Cockpit Country', 'Jamaica, land of wood and water, not mining' and Stop selling out our future'.

Cockpit Country Jamaica: An Amazing Adventure of Limestone ...

Also, the Cockpit Country is being threatened by removal of trees for firewood, coal production, yam-stick harvesting, bauxite mining and clearing of land for cultivation. Exploring the Cockpit Country. To be frank, a tour of the Cockpit Country, although adventurous, can take you all day. And of course, it can be quite tiring journey.

The Cockpit Country, Protected Area and Mining ...

The Cockpit Country, the protected area, mining interests, and even heritage and hydrological interests, while related in some respects, are very different in others, and should not be conflated. Draw a Venn Diagram if you don't believe me. Just because areas overlap does it mean all circles are the same thing. What ultimately matters is that ...

Environmentalists Upset After Consultation On EIA For ...

Environmentalists upset after consultation on EIA for mining in Cockpit Country. 11:56 pm, Wed December 9, 2020. JET founder and director Diana McCaulay - file photo. Diana McCaulay and EIA consultant Dr. Conrad Douglas .

Cockpit Country – Will Mining Threaten Natural Resources ...

Cockpit Country – Will Mining Threaten Natural Resources? For the past months bauxite mining in the cockpit country has been at the top of debate lists. While some people are concerned about the environmental issues mining on the land might cause, others are considering the monetary benefits Jamaicans might get from mining in the country.

Petition · Stop Mining In The Cockpit Country!! · Change.org

Mining in The Cockpit Country is an environmental disaster in the making. Research indicates that more than 33% of arable land worldwide has been lost over the past four decades due to climate change. With climate change wreaking havoc on our plant, we …

Cockpit Country - Caribbean Birding Trail

The Cockpit Country is Jamaica's largest remaining contiguous rainforest. Fractured karst, and collapsed caves and sinkholes, have left the Cockpit pocked and pitted. Pocks (the cockpits themselves) can be as deep as 400 feet in places. Each cockpit is separated from the surrounding pits by steep ridges. Cockpit Country, Jamaica

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.

This is Gibraltar, St. Ann, Jamaica: Save Cockpit Country ...

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Economic Valuation Overview - Cockpit Country

Underpinning the program is effective sharing of all information so as to contribute positively to policy makers' decisions concerning activities in Cockpit Country, including bauxite mining. Valuing ecosystem services: conducting an economic valuation of ecosystem and cultural services, and other sustainably-derived benefits of Cockpit Country ...

Protect Jamaica's Cockpit Country – ALL OF IT!

The Government of Jamaica has pledged to declare the Cockpit Country a National Protected Area and promised that no mining will be allowed there. However, the officially declared Cockpit Country Boundary (the GREEN area) encloses only two-thirds of the Cockpit Country - shown by the bright pink line - as recognised by residents, scientists, environmentalists and the Cockpit Country ...

SAVE COCKPIT COUNTRY

Jamaica's Cockpit Country is still under threat from bauxite mining, which would remove forest cover, block and pollute waterways, displace residents, threaten agricultural livelihoods, compromise air quality and threaten the health and well-being of thousands of Jamaican citizens.

Peter Espeut | Mining in the Cockpit Country | Commentary ...

Peter Espeut | Mining in the Cockpit Country. "There will be no mining in the Cockpit Country" has been the mantra of politicians of both the orange and the green persuasions in recent decades, but it is an undertaking that they will not deliver on, because too much money is involved. On the face of it, it should be a simple task: define ...