Establishment of sanctuaries for protected Jamaican fauna and flora and providing energy efficient transportation for educational tours.
This project is to safeguard the unique and endemic species to preserve biodiversity from the effects of environmental degradation, hunting, and habitat loss. The methods include captive breeding, animal rescue and rehabilitation, animal research and policy development, and public education. The failure to act will result in the loss of several species. The aim is to broaden the involvement of endemic species that are threatened or endangered. In addition, solar energy sources, including solar powered vehicles will be used.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: The Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation Limited
Country: Jamaica
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
CapDev
Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase: Phase 5
Grant Amount: US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 60,000.00
Project Number: JAM/SGP/OP5/1/CORE/BD/12/09
Start Date: 8/2012
End Date: 7/2014
Status: Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
All necessary Communication will be administered in accordance with GEF SGP. The advantage currently is that we have been through the processes before and many of the necessary links are established. Stakeholders are already aware of the goals and objectives which are consistent with long term conservation goals. The target species will vary, and in such cases the existing network will assist with connecting new partners. The Hope Zoo has been involved in these types of programmes since its opening in 1961. In fact the Jamaican iguana project represents 21yrs of conservation effort. Various Media (Print, Radio, & Television) Partners have granted the HZPF long term donated advertising which will be used to increase awareness of the Program. A project sign will also be erected. The GEF logo will be used on all materials, publications, leaflets, brochures, newsletters, websites, signage, display panels, commemorative plaques, banners, promotional items, photographs, audiovisual productions, public events and visits, supplies and equipment and information campaigns. There will also be the erection of a project sign , showing the work facilitated by the grant. The Conservation Area/ Building will be adequately decorated with signage. Such Campaigns will be specific to the GEF SGP Project and also included in the general Publications and promotion of the Hope Zoo.
Gender Focus
An adequate balance of men, women and youths will be involved in all aspects of the projects implementation and execution.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Orlando Robinson
Phone: 876 978 5760
 

Address

107 Old Hope Road
Kingston , 6

SGP Country office contact

Ms Hyacinth Y Douglas
Phone: (876) 978-2390-9 ext. 2030
Email: hyacinthd@unops.org
 

Address

1-3 Lady Musgrave Road
Kingston 5, LA and the Caribbean