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About CCAM

What is C-CAM?

We are a non–government organization devoted to the promotion of coastal conservation in Jamaica.

Our team consists of scientists, conservation officers and community specialists who work in coastal areas to preserve biodiversity, promote conservation and sustainable development, and improve quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

Our work involves using the knowledge gained from our studies of target areas to develop strategies for reducing pollution, adapting to climate change, managing hunting grounds and dealing with threats to forests, wetlands and fisheries. Human activity is responsible for many of the problems faced by the areas we manage, so community outreach and education play a major role in our approach.
Since our inception in 1998, we've focused our efforts on the Portland Bight Protected Area (Jamaica's largest protected area to date), working alongside other NGOs as well as government agencies and other stakeholders to manage it.
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