Hellshire Hills and Goat Islands Plant Database

In 2012, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) provided a grant to the Caribbean Wildlife Alliance for a project entitled Floristic Survey of the Hellshire Hills, Manatee Bay, and Goat Islands, Jamaica: A Contribution to Improved Protection and Management of the Jamaican Iguana. The lead botanist was from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), working with a collecting team that included local scientists from the University of the West Indies (UWI) – Mona Campus, and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC). The dataset for the plant species surveyed in and collected from the Hellshire Hills (St. Catherine, Jamaica), Great and Little Goat Islands and neighbouring cays is accessible below.

Over 370 plant species records are available from vouchered specimens collected in the survey. In Jamaica, the specimens are available for reference at the UWI and the Institute of Jamaica.

In keeping with the Data Sharing Policy of the Jamaica CHM, the geographic coordinates are not available online in order to minimize the risk of illegal harvesting of endemic and threatened species. However, if for the purposes of authorized scientific research and educational activities the coordinates are required, then please email your request to:

Senior Research Officer – Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism, chm@nhmj-ioj.org.jm  



To download full Hellshire Hills and Goat Islands Plant Dataset Click Here

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