Establishment of sanctuaries for protected Jamaican fauna and flora and providing energy efficient transportation for educational tours.
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.
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Project Snapshot

The Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation Limited
Area Of Work:
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:
Start Date:
End Date:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
? Greater awareness of the plight of Jamaica?s endemic species to the point where the story is now a part of the CAPE curriculum ? Improved education at the tertiary level with project featured in undergraduate field programmes ? Post graduate students and increased international studies in area to include ecology studies, genetics, geology to name a few ? Flagship species have facilitated the designation of protected areas
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.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Orlando Robinson
Phone: 876 978 5760


107 Old Hope Road
Kingston , 6

SGP Country office contact

Ms Hyacinth Y Douglas
(876) 978-2390-9 ext. 2030


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