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CATADUPA  KEY  BIODIVERSITY  AREA
CONSERVATION  ACTION  PLAN

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The Catadupa Conservation Action Plan (C-CAP) is part of our CEPF-funded project "An Action Plan to Save Threatened Biodiversity in Catadupa", implemented between 2013 and 2015.
The C-CAP process had three stages:

  • Determine suitable Biodiversity Targets which, if conserved, will result in conserving the whole of Catadupa’s biodiversity (as “nested” Targets) and hold an Experts Workshop to review status, stresses and sources of stress for these biodiversity targets
  • Determine overall Threats ranking by “rolling up” sources of stress across all Biodiversity Targets.
  • Hold Stakeholder Workshops to determine the sub-group of direct and indirect stakeholders contributing to each high-ranked overall Threat -Postulate and evaluate Strategies and Actions that will motivate these stakeholders to abate the threats

STRATEGIES
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THREATS
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1 Advocate to have GoJ accept Public Consultation (2013) boundary X
2 Minister declares Cockpit Country “closed to mining” X
3 Invoke the principle that KBAs are “Ecologically Sensitive Areas” and must be excluded from mining. X
4 Maintain Unity of being a “Cockpit Country Community” and Pride in biological and cultural heritage X
5 Ensure communities are informed about what bauxite mining really brings to an area. X
6 Engage professional media to sustain local and national awareness of issue of mining Cockpit Country. X
7 Ensure natural hydrodynamic / flow regimes are maintained for Catadupa karst freshwater systems X X X
8 Promote proper planning of new or modified roads / utilities, with particular attention to forest connectivity X X
9 GIS-based approach to identify suitable areas and corridors for cost-effective forest restoration X X X X X
10 Restore forest in critical areas (river banks, and cave entrances) using native plant species X X X X
11 Ensure Parish Development Orders are designed to protect ecosystem services X X X
12 Ensure principles of "Ecosystem Services" and "Ecological Connectivity" are integrated into spatial planning. X X X X X X X
13 Raise awareness of laws protecting Jamaican flora and fauna X X X
14 Work with GoJ agencies and communities to enforce existing laws and regulations. X X X
15 Promote respect for "wild" wildlife among members of the public. X X
16 Recognize that the Giant Swallowtail is "trigger species" for the KBAs & Ecologically Sensitive Areas X
17 Work with Min Transport & NWA to find solutions in the event of new roads or realignment esp. in Jointwood area X
18 Improve corridor connectivity between Catadupa and Cockpit Country Core KBAs X
19 Ensure Invasiveness Risk Assessments in the pre-importation stage of the alien species permitting process. X
20 Establish surveillance of IAS pathogens and parasites, esp. those which have zoonotic potential via tick vectors. X X
21 Identify best techniques to control / eradicate IAS plants (Bamboo, Napier Grass, Dumb Cane, and Asian ferns). X X
22 Prevent the introduction of new alien aquatic plant and animal species into the river systems of Catadupa. X
23 Maintain or improve current forest conditions to ensure quality breeding sites. X
24 Recognize the importance of the high rainfall and mature forest for the survival of Osteopilus marinae. X
25 Maintain surveillance of IAS pathogens and parasites which threaten endemic frog populations. X
15 Identify important breeding and non-breeding habitats of the Plain Pigeon. X
27 Engage politicians at the grassroots level of community issues. X X X
28 Reject recommendations to rehabilitate public lands with Invasive Alien Species e.g. Bamboo and Napier grass). X X X X
29 Determine if the Catadupa Giant Swallowtail population is isolated from the Cockpit Country Core population. X
30 Assess current status of cave ecosystems for presence and abundance of IAS American cockroach. X
31 Develop data on the distribution and impacts of major IAS terrestrial and aquatic plant species. X
32 Restore forest connectivity to entrances of bat roost caves. X
33 Raise awareness of the impacts humans have on cave ecosystems (e.g. disturbance of cave fauna; garbage). X
34 Ensure community members are aware of their constitutional and legal rights. X
35 Utilise social and other community-based media to keep the public informed. X X X
36 Stakeholders promote "Best Farming Practices" to reduce misuse of herbicides and pesticides. X X
37 Contact Mines and Geology Division to enquire if Skid Resistant Aggregates are present in the Maldon Inlier. X