Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains Gain UNESCO World Heritage Status

Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park has just achieved UNESCO World Heritage Status! It is one of only 32 sites in the world that have is recognized for both its natural and cultural significance, and the first mixed site for the Caribbean sub-region. The park is globally known for its biodiversity, and is one of two remaining habitats for the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly. Each year, geologists come to study the limestone and shale formations, while nature-lovers and hikers flock to the unique ecosystem. The Park is also the ancestral home of the Windward Maroons, who used their knowledge of its natural heritage to establish their culture and traditions and win their sovereignty from the English in 1739.

Jubilee Travel are certified Jamaica specialists, and our Marketing Director Judy is an adviser to the Jamaican government. We have first hand knowledge of the Blue and John Crow Mountains. Contact us today to book your special nature and heritage escape and be one of the first to visit this brand new UNESCO World Heritage Site.

By Sandy Karwacki-Farber, BA about Jamaica

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