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Jamaican deforestation and bauxite mining – the role of ...

08/11/2012  Abstract Bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation in Jamaica. During the last decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due to open pit mining for bauxite.

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Jamaican Deforestation and Bauxite Mining

In Jamaica, bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation. Within the last few decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due to the open pit mining for bauxite. Because the bauxite land in many cases is owned by private landowners, the operating mining companies are forced to bargain with them to get access to the desired land ...

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Mining and Refining – Jamaica - World Aluminium

In 2001 Alcan sold its bauxite mining and alumina plants in Jamaica but kept responsibility for many of the bauxite residue sites with the intention of safely remediating them to an agreed standard and transferring ownership to the Government of Jamaica. The agreed objective was maximum biodiversity rather than housing or agricultural use.

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Red Dirt: The Bauxite-Alumina Industry in Jamaica

Cockpit Country, Jamaica’s largest remaining natural forest and home to the Maroons, is of key concern. JET’s Save Cockpit Country campaign is urging the government to rethink issuing mining concessions within or near the proposed protected area, threatening rivers, streams, springs, upwellings, glades, and ponds which supply 40% of Western Jamaica’s fresh water. Bauxite leaves farmers ...

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STOP BAUXITE MINING IN THE COCKPIT COUNTRY! – Caribbean ...

Jamaica’s Cockpit Country is under immediate threat from bauxite mining, which would remove forest cover, block and pollute waterways, displace residents, threaten agricultural livelihoods, compromise air quality and threaten the health and well-being of thousands of Jamaican citizens. The Cockpit Country is an irreplaceable region of limestone forest supporting a unique flora and fauna. In ...

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Jamaican Deforestation and Bauxite Mining

In Jamaica, bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation. Within the last few decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due to the open pit mining for bauxite. Because the bauxite land in many cases is owned by private landowners, the operating mining companies are forced to bargain with them to get access to the desired land ...

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Mining and Refining – Jamaica - World Aluminium

In 2001 Alcan sold its bauxite mining and alumina plants in Jamaica but kept responsibility for many of the bauxite residue sites with the intention of safely remediating them to an agreed standard and transferring ownership to the Government of Jamaica. The agreed objective was maximum biodiversity rather than housing or agricultural use.

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Jamaican deforestation and bauxite mining – the role of

18/02/2007  Abstract Bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation in Jamaica. During the last decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due to open pit mining for bauxite.

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Red Dirt: The Bauxite-Alumina Industry in Jamaica

Cockpit Country, Jamaica’s largest remaining natural forest and home to the Maroons, is of key concern. JET’s Save Cockpit Country campaign is urging the government to rethink issuing mining concessions within or near the proposed protected area, threatening rivers, streams, springs, upwellings, glades, and ponds which supply 40% of Western Jamaica’s fresh water. Bauxite leaves farmers ...

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FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT BY A BAUXITE MINING COMPANY

FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT BY A BAUXITE MINING COMPANY W. A. SNAITH Forest Supervisor, Alean Jamaica Limited the company's holdings totalling over 48,000 acres are mainly situated at an elevation varying from 1,000 to 2,500 feet, in the parishes of Manchester and St. Ann. The terrain is undulating or mountainous with relatively narrow valleys between limestone hills. The hills are mostly

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Jamaican Deforestation and Bauxite Mining -Applying the Coase

In Jamaica, bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation. Within the last few decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due to the open pit mining for bauxite. Because the bauxite land in many cases is owned by private landowners, the operating mining companies are forced to bargain with them to get access to the desired land ...

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Bauxite and Alumina Industry Impacting Positively on Economy - Jamaica Information Service

According to Chairman of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), Dr. Carlton Davis, mining of the precious resource is the single largest non-service activity in the country. He notes that remittances account for US$1.6 billion, while tourism revenues amount to US$1.4 billion per year. “These three represent the bulk of the foreign exchange earnings for the country, so from the point of view of ...

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What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Jamaica? - WorldAtlas

15/01/2019  Interest in Jamaica's bauxite deposits began in the 1940s through development and exploration by the Alcan, Reynolds, and Kaiser Companies. The newfound interest in Jamaica's Bauxite deposits was sparked by an increase in global demand for aluminium during and after World War II.

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Creating a Jamaican Spinal Forest: Multi-stakeholder

Introduction Brief Description of Jamaica. Jamaica, the land of wood and water, a name derived from its Taino inhabitants is an island situated between latitude 17 0 30' and 18 0 30' north and longitude 76 0 to 78.30 0 west (Hooper, 1886). The very name of the island speaks to its rich natural history of forest cover and flowing streams.

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Jamaica: An Island of Opportunity for Mining Investment INN

Jamaica’s strategic location and mineralogical diversity helped give rise to one of the region’s most developed mining industries. Since the 1950s, Jamaica’s mining sector has been all about...

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(PDF) Jamaican deforestation and bauxite mining - The role ...

Bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation in Jamaica. During the last decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due to open ...

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FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT BY A BAUXITE MINING COMPANY

FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT BY A BAUXITE MINING COMPANY W. A. SNAITH Forest Supervisor, Alean Jamaica Limited the company's holdings totalling over 48,000 acres are mainly situated at an elevation varying from 1,000 to 2,500 feet, in the parishes of Manchester and St. Ann. The terrain is undulating or mountainous with relatively narrow valleys between limestone

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Jamaican Deforestation and Bauxite Mining -Applying the ...

In Jamaica, bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation. Within the last few decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due to the open pit mining for bauxite. Because the bauxite land in many cases is owned by private landowners, the operating mining companies are forced to bargain with them to get

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Bauxite and Alumina Industry Impacting Positively on ...

According to Chairman of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), Dr. Carlton Davis, mining of the precious resource is the single largest non-service activity in the country. He notes that remittances account for US$1.6 billion, while tourism revenues amount to US$1.4 billion per year. “These three represent the bulk of the foreign exchange earnings for the country, so from the

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Jamaica: Deforestation linked to mining, agriculture and ...

But bauxite mining — the island’s second largest foreign exchange earner after tourism– is considered to be the single largest cause of deforestation in Jamaica. On the one hand, this activity destroys large areas of forest because bauxite is extracted by open cast mining, which requires the complete removal of vegetation and topsoil. But at the same time bauxite mining

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What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Jamaica? - WorldAtlas

15/01/2019  Environment Impact of Mining in Jamaica . In the last five decades, mining activity, particularly bauxite mining companies, have led to the loss of tree cover in 5,099 hectares of land and the loss of 3,214 hectares of forest cover. The massive amounts of environmental degradation are caused by the use of open cast mining as a preferred mineral ...

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Nine Things To Know About The Aluminum Industry In Jamaica ...

After the initial historical cutting down of forests for large-scale agriculture and timber, then centuries later mass tourism infrastructure (in this case especially mangrove forest removal), bauxite mining has been the main cause of deforestation in Jamaica. Huge haul roads are built removing not just vegetation, but entire hill sides and anything in the way, completely changing

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Creating a Jamaican Spinal Forest: Multi-stakeholder ...

Introduction Brief Description of Jamaica. Jamaica, the land of wood and water, a name derived from its Taino inhabitants is an island situated between latitude 17 0 30' and 18 0 30' north and longitude 76 0 to 78.30 0 west (Hooper, 1886). The very name of the island speaks to its rich natural history of forest cover and flowing streams.

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Jamaica: An Island of Opportunity for Mining Investment INN

Jamaica is more than an island in the Caribbean — it’s also a destination for mining investment that investors may want to consider. Jamaica attracted a record 4.3 million tourists in 2017 ...

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Bauxite Mine Fight Looms in Jamaica's Cockpit Country

24/10/2006  Bauxite is a major driver of Jamaica's economy, generating $900 million in 2004, with $370 million of that staying in the country, according to the Jamaica

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(PDF) Jamaican deforestation and bauxite mining - The role ...

Abstract and Figures Bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation in Jamaica. During the last decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the...

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Jamaican deforestation and bauxite mining – the role of ...

Bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation in Jamaica. During the last decades, large areas of forest have been cleared on the island due' to open pit mining for bauxite.

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FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT BY A BAUXITE MINING COMPANY

FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT BY A BAUXITE MINING COMPANY W. A. SNAITH Forest Supervisor, Alean Jamaica Limited the company's holdings totalling over 48,000 acres are mainly situated at an elevation varying from 1,000 to 2,500 feet, in the parishes of Manchester and St. Ann. The terrain is undulating or mountainous with relatively narrow valleys between limestone

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Bauxite and Alumina Industry Impacting Positively on ...

According to Chairman of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), Dr. Carlton Davis, mining of the precious resource is the single largest non-service activity in the country. He notes that remittances account for US$1.6 billion, while tourism revenues amount to US$1.4 billion per year.

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Jamaica: Deforestation linked to mining, agriculture and ...

But bauxite mining — the island’s second largest foreign exchange earner after tourism– is considered to be the single largest cause of deforestation in Jamaica. On the one hand, this activity destroys large areas of forest because bauxite is extracted by open cast mining, which requires the complete removal of vegetation and topsoil.

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Bauxite Mine Fight Looms in Jamaica's Cockpit Country

Drilling for bauxite samples in Jamaica's Cockpit Country is threatening the plants and animals that live in the region's moist tropical limestone forest, said conservationists today. Bauxite is the raw material for aluminum. Cockpit Country is in northwestern Jamaica near the tourist resorts of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. It is about 130 miles ...

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JAMAICA: Bauxite Mine Fight Looms in Jamaica's Cockpit ...

24/10/2006  Bauxite is the raw material for aluminum. Cockpit Country is in northwestern Jamaica near the tourist resorts of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. It is about 130 miles (209 kilometers) from the capital city of Kingston. Central Jamaica was once blanketed with wet limestone forests.

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Bauxite Mine Fight Looms in Jamaica's Cockpit Country

24/10/2006  Bauxite is a major driver of Jamaica's economy, generating $900 million in 2004, with $370 million of that staying in the country, according to the Jamaica

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Bauxite mining in Jamaica - YouTube

29/03/2019  Bauxite mining in Jamaica

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The role of private landowners in the Jamaican forest industry

The ability of the Forestry Department of Jamaica to ensure the sustainable management of the island's forest resources is restricted by several factors, one of the main ones being the jurisdictional limitations placed on it by the issue of land ownership, namely private ownership. To meet this shortfall the Department has taken the decision to adopt a more proactive stance in

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