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No trans shipping Port Portland Bight Protected Area, Jamaica

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There is a situation brewing in Jamaica where state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company wants to build a massive shipping port. The Government already set aside the Portland Bight Protected Area, the Goat Islands area and surrounding waters for the endangered species. The Jamaican government did an about face and now the area is being considered for development of this huge port.

Hellshire Hills, Jamaica is the last remaining home of the critically endangered Jamaican Iguana. The PBPA is a cultural heritage site, being once the home of the Taino Tribe, that at one time inhabited much of the south coast of Jamaica encluding Old Harbour, and around the Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

I'm asking for your support to help save this species along with the 58 other critically endangered and 77 endangered species of plant and animal in the region,(20 of these species are in the PBPA), along with the cultural heritage of the Portland Bight.


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