Save Cockpit Country Rain Forest

Save Cockpit Country Rain Forest

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Chief Richard Currie started this petition

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This is Chief Richard Currie of the State of Accompong, Cockpit Country and i approve this message.

The Cockpit Country is under severe environmental attack from bauxite mining operations which now threatens the underground water sources, the biodiversity and ecology of the lands.

Cockpit Country located on the island popularly known as Jamaica, where the indigenous and descendants of the First peoples of the Island inhabit and domicile 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 indigenous Maroon people and Jamaican citizens.

Cockpit Country is the largest remaining natural forest on the island popularly known as Jamaica. The fresh water it stores and releases via almost 40 river, streams, springs, upwellings, glades, and ponds supplies about 40% or more of Western Jamaica's water needs. Jamaica is facing a major negative impacts from changes in the environment due to unpredictable rainfall, and extreme weather events including drought. Ensuring the preservation of Cockpit Country promotes climate resilience, is an investment in the future, and literally means fresh water in the bank.

Cockpit Country is a symbol of resistance and triumph, as well as an important cultural and historical site for Jamaicans. Cockpit Country was a sanctuary for the Maroons, who still live within borders.

The plants and animals of Cockpit Country are extraordinary diverse. Some are found only in Jamaica and others, especially a multitude of plants, are found ONLY in Cockpit Country.

ACTION PLANS:

  1. Sign petition to show the Government of Jamaica & the World your support for Cockpit Country.
  2. Donate to the GofundMe LINK https://gofund.me/078db744
  3. Place in the comment section when signing the petition "Join Cockpit Country Coalition" as the reason for signing petition.
  4. Follow Chief Richard Currie on Instagram and Twitter and Share the Petition to as many friends and family possible.
  5. Defend Cockpit Country with courage and intelligence.

HELP US TODAY TO SAVE THE LAST RAIN FOREST IN JAMAICA. 

Kindah,

Chief Richard Currie

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