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Jamaica’s Cockpit Country… A paradise worth saving

BY LOVELETTE BROOKS

Freelance Journalist

 

Cockpit-Country-reserve-PWR26 June 2014. KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica’s Cockpit Country, a rugged stretch of mountains located deep in the western section of the island is a true nature lovers’ paradise. But it is in danger of losing its intrinsic value as a nature reserve and sanctuary for the survival of several important species of plants and animals.

Priority attention, according to local stakeholders, must be given to conservation and proper use and valuation of its resources.

These are “urgent matters to be addressed if the Cockpit Country is to be saved”, said environmentalist Hugh Dixon, who founded the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency (STEA) 18 years ago.

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