Negril Area Environmental Protection


The Negril area Environmental Protection Trust (NEPT) is the umbrella organization that serves the Negril Environmental Protection Area by Conserving and Protecting the environment to achieve a better quality of life for present and future generations.

NEPT is the umbrella organization representing the environmental and sustainable development concerns of the Negril Environmental Protection Area (EPA). NEPT is a non-government, non-profit registered company formed in 1994 to address the need for integrated watershed and ecosystem management of the Negril area.

The NEPT board is comprised of representatives from 19 stakeholder organizations within the Negril EPA. NEPT has six strategic programme areas:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Education & Awareness
  • Research
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Institutional Development

NEPT operates the Negril Royal Palm Reserve, which is an eco-tourism attraction in th eNegril Great Morrass.