MGI leads a site visit with the JPS Foundation, introducing them to KHEAM and the fight to save the essential Kingston and Port Royal Mangrove ecosystems.
Key objectives of the Kingston Harbour Ecosystems Adaptation Measures (KHEAM) Project are to restore and rehabilitate mangrove ecosystems within the Kingston Harbour through reducing solid waste accumulation on our mangrove ecosystems.
Mangroves are vital in the protection of the city of Kingston against coastal erosion, storm surge and tsunami, as well as provide a natural habitat for our marine life.
Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), along with our KHEAM project partners the GraceKennedy Foundation and Newer Worlds, showcased field sites to representatives from the Jamaica Public Service Foundation of our solid waste mitigation efforts to preserve the mangrove ecosystems of the Kingston Harbour.
KHEAM is a project of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), co-financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety through KfW.
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