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  • A section of the Barmouth Beach shoreline showing the buildup of Sargassum and marine litter
    NEPA And UDC Cleaning Jamaica One Beach At A Time
    Published Date: September 20, 2019
    Over 500 volunteers from secondary and tertiary schools, corporate entities, community-based and non-governmental organisations have committed to clean-up Barmouth Beach, St. Catherine in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
  • Map of Special Mining Lease 173 in relation to the Proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area
    Environmental Impact Assessment For SML 173 Not Ready For Public Consultation
    Published Date: August 27, 2019
    In light of the intense public interest concerning the status of the mandated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the proposed mining operations for Special Mining Lease (SML) 173 in St Ann and Trelawny by Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) wishes to advise the public that a draft EIA Report was received from the consultants - Conrad Douglas and Associates Limited during July 2019.
  • Mr Anthony McKenzie (standing), Director, Environmental Management and Conservation Division, NEPA delivering a presentation on the Proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area at the Cockpit Country Protected Area briefing.
    NEPA Briefs Municipal Corporations On Proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area
    Published Date: August 22, 2019
    Fourteen representatives from six municipal corporations from Western and Central Jamaica participated in a briefing on the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Head Office.
  • Kay-Ann Miller (l), Senior Librarian, NEPA, with Andre Bailey (r) of the Clarks Town Branch Library and winner of Poster Competition during the Annual Sharon O’Connor Documentation Centre Summer Library Programme. Photo credit: NEPA
    NEPA Drives Youth Empowerment In Trelawny
    Published Date: August 21, 2019
    Youth aged 4-15 years at the Trelawny Parish Library Network are now more empowered to make environmentally conscious decisions following the recently held Annual Summer Library Programme put on by the Sharon O’Connor Documentation Centre based at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).
  • Outram River Discolouration Confirmed As Red Tide
    Published Date: August 19, 2019

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is confirming that the ‘reddish-pink’ discolouration of the Outram River that runs through Port Maria in St Mary is due to the overgrowth of specific species of algae resulting in the phenomenon known as Red Tide.