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Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 1996Critically Endangered
- 1994Critically Endangered
It is legally protected, but this is not enforced. Habitat in the Blue and John Crow Mountains has been declared a national park, but there is little enforcement or management1. Funding is actively being sought for conservation in Cockpit Country1 and current efforts are being directed to supporting Forestry Department and community-based Local Forest Management Committees to protect the Forest Reserves and private buffer lands in the Cockpit Country Conservation Area3. There is an on-going, high profile public awareness campaign to prevent bauxite mining in Cockpit Country; Cockpit Country Stakeholders Group and Local Forest Management Committees are engaged in the process of voicing opposition to mining and having the area declared "closed to mining" by Minister's Discretion3. Conservation Actions Proposed
Survey to assess numbers and precise distribution. Prevent bauxite mining in Cockpit Country by declaring the area "closed to mining". Maintain corridors linking highland forests and lowland areas1. Enforce legal protection. Ensure de facto protection of the national park in the Blue and John Crow Mountains1.
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