Southern Trelawny
Environmental Agency

Dedicated to Cockpit Country Tours and Environmental Conservation

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Services We Offer

Unveiling the beauty and wonders of Cockpit Country through captivating exploration

Environmental Educational Tours for Students

This includes a presentation followed by a field hike to experience the ecology, weathering of limestone, and the significance of Cockpit Country, Jamaica. .

Biodiversity Conservation Projects

Enlightening residents of the Cockpit Country communities about their local environment, the significance of its ecological features to their existence, and providing guidance on ways to protect and conserve the natural resources.

Community Nature Based /Ecotourism Attractions

The unique features of the Cockpit Country landscape located close to local communities create a sense of awe and the ambiance is suitable for eco-tourism, recreation, adventure and fun.

Environmental Advocacy

STEA is actively mobilizing public & community support for environmental conservation action, and recommending particular state level policy approaches to protect Cockpit Country landscape from degradation.

Website development for Ecotourism Enterprise

We devlope websites for toursim eterprises and Small and Medium size Community Enterprises.(SMSE) This is a proven promotional medium to expose the services and Attractions for increased business and promotion.

Scholarly Inquiry into Environmental Studies

There are gaps in the data, and scholarly research in Cockpit Country Landscape. Over it's 27 years operation STEA encountered areas needing research. This may be of interest to you, and we can discuss other research interests.

The Cockpit Country - The Reason We Fight

Unveiling the beauty and wonders of Cockpit Country through captivating exploration

Concial Hills

Concial Hills in Jamaica's Cockpit Country are distinct geological formations, featuring rounded hills with conical shapes. Formed through karst processes, weathering, and limestone dissolution over millions of years, these hills stand out in the limestone terrain marked by sinkholes, valleys, and mogotes. The conical shape is a result of the unique dissolution of limestone, contributing to the captivating beauty of the Cockpit Country's karst topography

Sinkholes and Caves

Sinkholes and caves in Jamaica's Cockpit Country are geological wonders shaped by the dissolution of limestone bedrock. Rainwater, slightly acidic, percolates through the limestone, creating underground voids. Over time, this process forms sinkholes, while larger voids give rise to expansive cave systems. These karst features not only contribute to the unique landscape but also play a vital role in the region's hydrology, showcasing the dynamic geological processes that have sculpted the Cockpit Country over time.

Aquifers and fresh water system

Aquifers and Freshwater Systems in Jamaica's Cockpit Country are essential geological features shaped by the dissolution of limestone bedrock. Rainwater, slightly acidic, percolates through the limestone, forming underground voids and contributing to the creation of aquifers. Over time, this dynamic process sustains freshwater systems vital for the region's ecosystem and communities. These geological formations play a crucial role in the Cockpit Country's hydrology, showcasing the intricate balance of nature within this unique landscape

Word From Our Vistiors

Explore insights from those who have experienced our offerings firsthand

My experience visiting the cockpit country in trelawny was awesome... It was very adventerous, experiencing a hand to hand dance with nature was not expected literally the trail was rough but with the helping hand of the tourguides it was quite easy, this was a very fullfilling experience which i enjoyed very much ... The cockpit country is quite vast in its landmass and the nature was very resilence as it displays solitude,strength and beauty.

Breanna Harrison

Thanks to STEA we had to opportunity to have a wonderful tour of cockpit country. Our guide Ainsworth, was incredibly knowledge about the area and is obviously passionate about the whole ecosystem in Jamaica. The tour also includes some caves and swimming in the river and waterfall which was very refreshing and great funp>

Maria & Mark


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