Black River Pilot Project


The Black River morass is the largest freshwater wetland ecosystem in Jamaica and the second largest in the Caribbean. It is a biologically diverse and extremely complex natural wetland ecosystem that supports a large number of plants, animals and natural communities. The Morass support high levels of endemic species which are severely threatened by anthropogenic disturbance owing to their relatively small size and accessibility to human encroachment. In recognition of its value as a reservoir of endemic biodiversity, and its contribution to the livelihoods of local communities, the Black River morass will be designated as a protected area in 2015.

Read more: Black River Pilot Final Report 2014 (PDF)