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White River Fish Sanctuary

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

COMPLETED

Reducing the impact of COVID-19 through Catch Improvement 

Fisherfolk of the DFHA were negatively affected by COVID-19 as they lost the ability to fish due to imposed restrictions in movement. The loss of fishing gear greatly increased as pots, nets, boats etc were left out at sea for several months. 
ONGOING

Propagation of Two Types of Acroporid Corals Within White River Fish Sanctuary

Facilitate workshops where divers will learn and participate in nursery construction and cleaning, as well as the importance of coral gardening.

ALLIGATOR HEAD FOUNDATION

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

June 15, 2022 to October 31, 2023

Mangrove Development, Education, Awareness and Livelihoods Project

We aim to increase awareness of mangrove ecosystems among Marine Park Areas (MPA) stakeholders through the implementation of 3 Training of Trainers workshops with Fish Sanctuary Network (FSN) partners by 08/21.

oracabessa bay fish sanctuary

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

ONGOING

Oracabessa Bay Marine Protected Area Coral Reef Restoration Marine Education and Livelihood Project

To provide the sanctuary patrol boat with a new engine to facilitate patrols within the sanctuary.

The University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

ONGOING

Water Quality Assessment of Special Fishery Conservation Areas

To document the communities’ perception on marine pollution in their environment.

Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

June 15, 2022 to September 30, 2022

Supporting Protected Area Management through Sustainable Nature-Based Activities

The project aimed to design 30 educational and safety signs and provide equipment and infrastructure for health, fire safety, and prevention. Progressing from these goals, the outcomes reveal significant achievements

Negril Area Protected Trust

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

ONGOING

Improving Livelihood Protection and Resilience of the Orange Bay SFCA

The project aimed to achieve full training for all fisherfolk in FADs monitoring, install 30 demarcation buoys, deploy 3 FADs, and construct 30 eco anchors. However, the outcomes highlight significant progress: 45 demarcation buoys now define the Orange Bay Special Fishery Conservation Area boundary, one FAD has been successfully deployed, and all 23 targeted fisherfolk have received training in FADs monitoring.

Old Habour Bay Fishing Bay

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

COMPLETED

Improved Sanitation Facilities at Old Folly Beach

Thanks to NCTFJ funding, an incomplete bathroom structure has been successfully finished. Now equipped with a functioning shower, bathroom, urinal, and newly installed doors and windows, this facility stands to greatly benefit over 150 fisherfolk who operate within the area on a daily basis. Additionally, it serves the needs of other users, including small shop owners, swimmers, and buyers, totaling another 115 individuals daily.

Jamaica Fishermen Cooperative Union

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

COMPLETED

Improved Sanitation Facilities at Old Folly Beach

Thanks to NCTFJ funding, an incomplete bathroom structure has been successfully finished. Now equipped with a functioning shower, bathroom, urinal, and newly installed doors and windows, this facility stands to greatly benefit over 150 fisherfolk who operate within the area on a daily basis. Additionally, it serves the needs of other users, including small shop owners, swimmers, and buyers, totaling another 115 individuals daily.
ONGOING

The Development of Sustainable Tourism Within the Discovery Bay Marine Protected Area

The project aimed to train all staff as tour guides, procure snorkeling equipment, and enhance tourist interest in monthly tours. Despite challenges, significant progress has been made: snorkeling equipment including snorkels, masks, fins, and buoyancy control devices has been purchased, two bi-monthly stakeholder meetings have been conducted, and seven out of ten targeted staff have been successfully trained as tour guides.

Yardie Environmental Conservationists

The changemaker initiative is a network of businesses seeking to make a positive environmental impact in Jamaica through the channeling of financial resources to the National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica (NCTFJ) to support the sustainable management and use of protected areas in Jamaica.

March 15, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2022

Building Awareness and Capacity in Port Royal

Building Awareness and Capacity in Port Royal while promoting conservation and sustainable use of resources of the Palisadoes-Port Royal Protected Area (PPRPA)