Category: Nature

10 Facts About Jamaica’s Lizard Population

1. The species Anoles is the most studied species of lizards in Jamaica and the Caribbean. 2. The dewlap, the colourful part under the throat of the lizard that is pushed out,  is actually used for communication and competition! The males compete

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What’s Right With Jamaica: A Blue Mountain Sunrise To Remember

How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Cinchona Botanical Gardens

How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t

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World Environment Day 2017: Connecting People to Nature

Every year, June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day (WED). For 2017, the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. According to the official WED website: “‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Amazing Biodiversity

Of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica has the highest number of endemic plants and birds. The country is a veritable natural paradise, home to many varieties of unique flora and fauna in land, air, and water. The Cockpit Country –

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Jamaica’s Fight Against Beet Army Worms

Each year, Jamaica’s Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) releases advisories to farmers regarding best practices and about pests to prevent/avoid. Over the last two decades, there have been numerous warnings about the beet army worm, a pest that attacks mainly

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality

This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for

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Birds and Religion in Jamaica

Jamaica’s location and climate makes it the ideal haven for its approximately 280-species strong bird population, of which 30 are endemic and 19 sub-species are endemic. The country has 166 breeding species and over 80 winter visitors, due to the

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