Pedro Cays to be Declared a Protected Area


Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that Pedro Cays will be declared a protected area this year.

He said he intends to make a submission to Cabinet in a few weeks “and after that we can move to the declaration.”

The Prime Minister was speaking at the unveiling of the signage designating the 207.7 Km2 Black River Morass in St. Elizabeth a protected area on Friday (July 29).

The Black River Morass was declared a protected area in December 2021 for its richness in biological diversity and forms part of the Government’s strategy to safeguard the nation’s ecological system.