Money makes the world go round - and in few places is that more true than in the world of environmental protection. The following organizations have played a critical role in moving the sanctuary forward:

 

Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries The Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary couldn't exist without the support and funding of the Jamaican Government. They set the policy and provide the framework within which all sanctuaries in Jamaica operate. They also currently provide approximately JA$3,000,000/year to fund warden salaries, fuel for warden patrols and some administrative costs.

Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries
The Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary couldn't exist without the support and funding of the Jamaican Government. They set the policy and provide the framework within which all sanctuaries in Jamaica operate. They also currently provide approximately JA$3,000,000/year to fund warden salaries, fuel for warden patrols and some administrative costs.


CaribSave CaribSave has provided US$98,000 over three years to fund: 1) Sanctuary Manager; 2) Increased warden salaries; 3) Enforcement equipment; 4) Warden IT Training. CaribSave has also funded increased data collection within the sanctuary through their CLIF monitoring protocol.

CaribSave
CaribSave has provided US$98,000 over three years to fund: 1) Sanctuary Manager; 2) Increased warden salaries; 3) Enforcement equipment; 4) Warden IT Training. CaribSave has also funded increased data collection within the sanctuary through their CLIF monitoring protocol.


Counterpart International Counterpart International - through their Caribbean Coastal Communities Small Grants Programme - has provided the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary with US$30,000 to 1) Plant 2,000 more pieces of coral; 2) train another coral gardener; 3) document our best practices through a graduate student placement; 4) explore sustainable sanctuary funding possibilities

Counterpart International
Counterpart International - through their Caribbean Coastal Communities Small Grants Programme - has provided the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary with US$30,000 to 1) Plant 2,000 more pieces of coral; 2) train another coral gardener; 3) document our best practices through a graduate student placement; 4) explore sustainable sanctuary funding possibilities


  Environmental Foundation of Jamaica EFJ was the first organization (other than the Jamaican Government) to come on board and provide funding for the Sanctuary. In 2010 EFJ agreed to a JA$1,000,000 grant for the Sanctuary to complete a Management Plan. We came in under budget and are currently using the remaining funds to kick-start our community education efforts.

 

Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
EFJ was the first organization (other than the Jamaican Government) to come on board and provide funding for the Sanctuary. In 2010 EFJ agreed to a JA$1,000,000 grant for the Sanctuary to complete a Management Plan. We came in under budget and are currently using the remaining funds to kick-start our community education efforts.


Global Environment Facility SGP The GEF SGP came on board in December of 2011 with a US$50,000 grant to complete five main activities: 1) Demarcate boundaries with locally made buoys; 2)Purchase warden patrol boat and motor; 3) Reclaim turtle nesting habitat by clearing debris to be used in a composting effort; 4) Grow and plant 2,000 pieces of coral; 5) Conduct a study to determine how to best utilize Jacks River as an estuarine area.

Global Environment Facility SGP
The GEF SGP came on board in December of 2011 with a US$50,000 grant to complete five main activities: 1) Demarcate boundaries with locally made buoys; 2)Purchase warden patrol boat and motor; 3) Reclaim turtle nesting habitat by clearing debris to be used in a composting effort; 4) Grow and plant 2,000 pieces of coral; 5) Conduct a study to determine how to best utilize Jacks River as an estuarine area.


Seacology In July of 2011 Seacology provided a US$30,000 grant for the Sanctuary to build and outfit our office space. Kingston Logistics Centre in Kingston converted a used 40' shipping container into a fantastic working space. We have an area for the wardens to complete their daily log books, an administrative space for the sanctuary manager and a place for our team to hold its weekly meetings. In March of 2014 Seacology followed up with another grant of US$4,000 to put a proper roof over the sanctuary office.  

Seacology
In July of 2011 Seacology provided a US$30,000 grant for the Sanctuary to build and outfit our office space. Kingston Logistics Centre in Kingston converted a used 40' shipping container into a fantastic working space. We have an area for the wardens to complete their daily log books, an administrative space for the sanctuary manager and a place for our team to hold its weekly meetings.

In March of 2014 Seacology followed up with another grant of US$4,000 to put a proper roof over the sanctuary office.  


GoldenEye Resort GoldenEye Resort has a long history with local fishermen. From the days when it was the home of Ian Fleming while he penned the James Bond novels to today as it is operated as a resort by Chris Blackwell, GoldenEye has always been right at the centre of the action in Oracabessa Bay. GoldenEye provides core funding to the Oracabessa Foundation - which is then put to work in Sanctuary projects.

GoldenEye Resort
GoldenEye Resort has a long history with local fishermen. From the days when it was the home of Ian Fleming while he penned the James Bond novels to today as it is operated as a resort by Chris Blackwell, GoldenEye has always been right at the centre of the action in Oracabessa Bay. GoldenEye provides core funding to the Oracabessa Foundation - which is then put to work in Sanctuary projects.