Address: 25 Eastwood Park Road Kingston 10
Telephone: 876-960-2848-9;876-920-8278-9; 876-887-6426
Fax: (876)960-2850
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The JCDT is a non-government organization and registered charity that manages the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP), under a delegation agreement with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and a co-management agreement with NEPA and the Forestry Department.  The organisation promotes sustainable development through events like Green Expo and Misty Bliss. Our activities include reforestation, environmental education, sustainable tourism and community development.

JCDT/Green Jamaica is a membership organization and was established by a group of professionals who    recognized that economic development in Jamaica will only be sustained if the natural environment is conserved. 

The mission of JCDT/Green Jamaica is to promote environmental conservation and sustainable development, with particular emphasis on the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, for the benefit of Jamaica and our people.

Mr. Marlon Beale, Executive Director

Rental of Recreational facilities in the BJCMNP - Holywell and Portland Gap/Blue Mountain Peak Trail – cabin accommodation, picnic areas, hiking, guided tours (including bird tours), camping, retreat facility. Environmental educational tours/packages focusing mainly on the BCMNP.

The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP) is Jamaica’s first and only National Park and represents one of our nation’s most prominent natural areas. The Park was established in 1993 through the Natural Resources Conservation (BJCMNP) Order and is also a forest reserve gazette under the old forest act of 1937.  The BJCMNP is important because:

  • It ensures a constant supply of water for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes

  • The forests prevent floods and landslides

  • It is home to a high diversity/variety of unique plants and animals like the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, Jamaican Coney, and Jamaican Boa

  • Its forests are the lungs of eastern Jamaica, providing clean air and reducing the threat of global warming

  • The Maroons lived there in the hills of Nanny Town

  • It provides recreational opportunities like hiking, camping and bird watching.

  • In an effort to conserve, save and maintain the Park, JCDT/Green Jamaica conducts the following programmes:

  • Conservation – of the diversity of plants and animals eg. Reforestation, invasive control

  • Enforcement – of laws to protect the Park

  • Education – raising awareness and building capacity for environmental management

  • Recreation – for residents and tourists who want to enjoy nature eg. Holywell, Blue Mtn. Peak (highest point in Jamaica)

  • Research and Monitoring – tracking and recording interesting processes and activities

  • Governance a & Administration – Activities supporting park management

Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (Green Jamaica)
Civil Society