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  • Avoid Crocodile Habitats During Heavy Rains

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is advising the public to exercise extreme caution in areas close to swamps, rivers, gullies and other known crocodile habitats, as the animals are likely to be displaced during the heavy rains.

    NEPA is urging the public to report crocodile sightings by calling the Agency at 876-754-7540 or toll-free 888-991-5005. Individuals may also call 119 or make a report to the nearest police station.

  • Nepa Warns Against Illegal Waste Discharge
    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) wishes to remind the public that under the Wild Life Protection Act (WLPA), the release of any trade effluent, industrial waste, or any noxious or polluting matter into any stream or river containing fish constitutes a criminal offence. In addition, under the Natural Resources Conservation Authority-NRCA (Wastewater and Sludge) Regulation, it is illegal to discharge wastewater without a licence.
  • Turtle Killers Arrested And Charged

    The men observed on a video killing a turtle in 9 Miles Bull Bay, in St Andrew on June 6, 2018, have been arrested and charged for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act. The arrest was made during a recent joint police operation, conducted by officials from the Counter Terrorism & Organized Crime Investigation's (C-TOC), the Mobile Reserve and the Motorized Patrol Division in the parish. The men have been granted bail with surety in the sum of $100,000 and are scheduled to appear in the Half Way Tree Parish Court on August 22, 2018.