JAMAICA


1. THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION AUTHORITY (NRCA)

ESTABLISHED: 5 June 1991

MISSION: The NRCA seeks to ensure prudent interaction between the population of the country and the physical environment so as to facilitate orderly social and economic development and to ensure that natural resources are wisely conserved and protected. The Authority actively liaises with other government agencies through a Technical Advisory Committee, and also with community-based and environmentally-focused non-governmental organizations. The interaction with the NGO sector is facilitated by collaboration with the National Environmental Societies Trust (NEST) which is an umbrella organization representing at least 35 different organizations.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):

Ministries and governmental agencies:    3
Non-Governmental Organizations:          3
Academic/Research Institutions:          1
Business/Productive Sector:              3
Others:                                  0
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS:                10
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:
CHAIRMAN:  Mrs. Jacqueline daCosta, Advisor to the Prime Minister
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN:  Mr. Leo Lawson, Consulting Engineer, Lawson & Associates
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Mr. Franklin McDonald, NRCA
Prof. Ivan Goodbody, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, University of the West
Indies
Mr. John Graham, Attorney-at-Law, Broderick and Graham
Miss Leonie Barnaby, Ministry of Environment and Housing
Mr. Michael White, National Environment Societies Trust
Mr. Parris Lyew-Ayee, Acting Managing Director, Jamaica Bauxite Institute
Dr. Patrick Harris, Trelawny Environmental Protection Association
Mrs. Sybil Rendle, Portland Environmental Protection Association