Soon after the election of the new Government, a “High Level Committee” was constituted to review a list of Acts administered by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), namely: - Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 - Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 - Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 - Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
Article by Grace Heusner, Yale Law School ‘16
The Mbenjele Look for Answers
In the mid-2000s, the Mbendjele Yaka pygmies of northern Brazzaville-Congo faced a problem. Environmental conservation groups were accusing them of widespread poaching of elephants, gorillas, and other bushmeat. While the Mbendjele did engage in subsistence hunting, they suspected that larger organizations were responsible for the majority of poaching. Yet they had no way to prove it. The Mbendjele were largely illiterate and had only limited ways of communicating with the outside world.
By Carole Excell and Stephanie Ratte
Portland Bight (PBPA) is Jamaica’s largest protected area, extending more than 200 square miles of land and 524 miles of sea. The region is home to 30,000 acres of mangroves, four dry limestone forests, and several threatened species, including the critically endangered Jamaica Iguana.