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Wildlife in Jamaica

Jamaica wildlife is another specialty of Jamaica and it will thrill your senses and you can enjoy the nature's abundant beauty while touring to the exotic Jamaican destinations. The marine and estuarine habitat in the Portland Bright Protected Area (PBPA) is a
nature's destination and abode to thousands of migrant wildlife and very few are the natives of the Portland Bright. Flora and fauna both forms the part of the gorgeous green wildlife of Jamaica.

Here's a look of the major marine Jamaica wildlife resource.
  • Birds
  • Manatees
  • Crocodiles
  • Dolphins
  • Whales
  • Turtles
  • Marine Fisheries
Birds are one of the main part of the faunal resources of Jamaica Wildlife and different species of birds with their chirping and flirty nature makes the environment more vibrant.13 species are of Jamaica and rest are all the endemic species and sub species which are the part of this tropical dry limestone forest. Jamaica Parrot Project is a major establishment by the Bird Life of Jamaica which was established in 1995.It was co- founded by the Environmental foundation of Jamaica and Wildlife Preservation trust international. The project firstly represented the systematic study of two endemic parrots and they were the Black billed Parrot and Yellow billed parrot.

Manatees are popularly known as sea-cows and are extremely an extinct species and this area laid great emphasis on the preservation and extinction of Manatees. Manatees live on sea grass and they like grasses on land and fewer nutrients are another reason for their declination .Crocodiles occupy the rivers of PBPA and bottle nose dolphins share the waters with their neighbor. Whales have almost become an extinct species in Jamaica but PBPA are the proud owners of some of these royal species.

Turtles are again on the verge of extinction due to human nature of slaughtering these poor creatures for their eggs and flesh and by the year 1940's they have almost disappeared from the land and Hawk bill turtle that was a common Jamaican species had became a rare one due to over hunting and habitat destruction. Great efforts have been undertaken to save these animals and marine fisheries are also taken care off.


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