Jamaica Protected Areas Trust
JPAT is a public-private initiative that seeks to protect and enhance Jamaica’s natural resources and biodiversity. JPAT was the conduit for establishing the Forest Conservation Fund under the TFCA debt for nature swap. JPAT currently serves as the Administrator for the Forest Conservation Fund.
Facilitating engagement, dialogue and partnerships among non-government organizations, the Government of Jamaica, private sector entities, and other stakeholders;
Monitoring the administration and distribution of conservation funds;
Assisting in the implementation of Jamaica’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan;
Facilitating technical, managerial and other support to enhance resource management and fulfil obligations under international treaties, and
Helping to produce, market, and distribute information about protected areas