ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Jamaica

Capital: Kingston
World Bank Region: Latin America & Caribbean
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 10,830 (2007)
 
Population (people): 2,704,606 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 249.73 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 0.5% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 74 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 17 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $8,393.72 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 1.4% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Coastal and Marine
Total area of Exclusive Economic Zone 0-200 nautical miles (km2): 246,487 (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.75% (2014)

 
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Marine Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Negril 13676 13676 185 Not Reported
Ocho Rios 202 202 133 Not Reported
Portland Bight 220101 220101 1973 V
Portland Bight Wetlands and Cays 902859 902859 518 Not Reported
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Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Greater Antilles 7.97 8.74 12.02 15.97 11.61
Southwestern Caribbean 0.07 0.0 9.84 0.1 0.0
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