Nature Preservation Foundation (NPF) is a charitable (not-for-profit) NGO holding a 49-year Lease and Management Contract from the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), to develop and manage the Hope Botanic Gardens within the Hope Estate, on behalf of the people of Jamaica.
The 237 acres which currently encompasses the HRBG, the largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean, and Hope Zoo was leased to NPF in 2004 and management was transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to NPF with a continuing subvention to the annual operational budget. Management of the Hope Zoo was later subleased to the Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation.
The principal objectives of the Foundation include the establishment of a wide collection of plant species for the purpose of research, environmental education, conservation and public recreation. This objective is aligned with Goal #4 of Jamaica’s Vision 2030 – “Jamaica has a healthy natural environment”... Read more