Board Chair of the Jamaica Environment Trust, JET, Diana McCaulay, is also raising concerns about communities that are not included within the prescribed boundaries of the protected area.

She also wants serious sanctions for entities that breach the State policy and mine in the Cockpit Country.

Environmentalist, Peter Espeut, says the Andrew Holness administration did not go far enough in its bid to protect the Cockpit country.

He says the erecting of the first permanent monument in Tyre, Troy in Trelawny yesterday as part of ground truthing activities in the Cockpit Country, wasn’t necessarily a victory for the environment.