Protected Areas

Our Protected Areas

Jamaica’s breath-taking beauty and appeal as a great place to live and visit, is underpinned by a rich eco-system of nestling mountain ranges, terrestrial national parks, forest and game reserves, rivers, marine parks, fish sanctuaries as well as unique heritage sites and landmarks, where flora and fauna find habitat in delicate balance with human activities.


The island’s unique biodiversity is home to endemic species like the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio pterorus), primarily found in the eastern end of Jamaica’s renowned Blue and John Crow Mountains – a recently declared UNESCO Natural World Heritage site.

Marine Managed Areas

The Montego Bay and Negril Marine Parks

Black River

The Cockpit Country Forest Reserve

The Rio Nuevo Taino Site

The Palisadoes and Port Royal Protected Areas

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