Jamaica

JAM
Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Cuba
Haiti
Dominican Republic

Conservation planning and implementation require identifying pertinent habitats and locations where protection and management may improve viability of targeted species. The winter range of Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli), a threatened Nearctic-Neotropical migratory songbird, is restricted to the Greater Antilles. We analyzed winter records from the mid-1970s to 2009 to quantitatively evaluate winter distribution and habitat selection.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2011
Jamaica

Forest fragmentation is one of the most important threats to global biodiversity, particularly in tropical developing countries. Identifying priority areas for conservation within these forests is essential to their effective management. However, this requires current, accurate environmental information that is often lacking in developing countries. The Cockpit Country, Jamaica, contains forests of international importance in terms of levels of endemism and overall diversity. These forests are under severe threat from the prospect of bauxite mining and other anthropogenic disturbances.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Jamaica

The shortage of forest products and unsustainability of current land use practices experienced by many hillside farmers in the Caribbean is associated with increasing rates of conversion and degradation of remaining natural forests. This pressure could be alleviated by the establishment of trees in community/farm forests or more integrated agroforestry systems.

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2013
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Cuba
Haiti
Dominican Republic

Land change in the Greater Antilles differs markedly among countries because of varying socioeconomic histories and global influences. We assessed land change between 2001 and 2010 in municipalities (second administrative units) of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Our analysis used annual land-use/land-cover maps derived from MODIS satellite imagery to model linear change in woody vegetation, mixed-woody/plantations and agriculture/herbaceous vegetation. Using this approach, we focused on municipalities with significant change (p ≤ 0.05).

Reports & Research
December 1999
Dominica
Fiji
Mauritius
Dominican Republic
Samoa
Micronesia
Vanuatu
Tonga
Haiti
Cook Islands
Comoros
Guyana
Cape Verde
Trinidad and Tobago
Suriname
Maldives
Palau
Marshall Islands
Belize
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Grenada
Jamaica
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Cuba
Malta
Guinea
Solomon Islands
Seychelles
Kiribati
Tuvalu
Nauru
Saint Lucia
Sao Tome and Principe
Bahamas
Bahrain
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Papua New Guinea
Niue
Americas
Europe
Asia
Africa
Oceania

Meeting symbol/code: SIDS 99 Inf.-Sum 4

Reports & Research
December 2016
France
Slovakia
Belgium
Peru
Jamaica
Canada
Iran
Costa Rica
Thailand
Switzerland
Republic of Korea
Japan
South Africa
Italy
Tanzania
Brazil
Russia
China
Mexico
Norway
Lebanon

Meeting Name: FAO Committee on Forestry
Meeting symbol/code: COFO 2016/REP
Session: Sess. 23

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
United States of America
Rwanda
Gambia
Chile
Peru
Indonesia
Vanuatu
Jamaica
Italy
Costa Rica
Finland
Colombia
Kenya
Laos
Philippines
Malaysia
Cameroon
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Netherlands
Argentina
Bhutan
Brazil
Asia
Africa
Americas

<i>Towards effective national forest funds</i> addresses the need for more information on the way NFFs work and how best to establish and manage them. It shares the lessons that have emerged from the establishment and management of NFFs with the aim of supporting countries in designing and operating NFFs effectively according to their specific needs and circumstances.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Bangladesh
United States of America
Chile
Zimbabwe
China
Namibia
Jamaica
Ghana
Costa Rica
Thailand
Mexico
Uganda
Italy
Netherlands
Tunisia
Sri Lanka
Malaysia
Brazil
Greece

The FAO Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service (FIRI) has been active in promoting the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing in fisheries and aquaculture since 1985. However, a manual to use along with GIS software for the fisheries biologists in the field explaining GIS in a way that is understandable to non-GIS users had not been produced until now. This manual was written to overcome this knowledge-gap, it is a “do-it-yourself-manual” giving a short introduction to GIS software and its applications in fishery science.