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If on hearing the word ‘forestry’, you immediately thought, ‘trees’ or ‘greenery’, you would have correctly guessed the core function of Jamaica’s Forestry Department. The Agency is the Government organization responsible for the management and conservation of the country’s forest resources.

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News and Events

Jamaicans Urged to Plant Trees for a Healthy Environment

The Forestry Department is urging Jamaicans to take decisive steps to secure a healthy and environmentally safe future for Jamaica by planting more

Forestry Department Builds Capacity of Communities to Manage Forest Fires

The Forestry Department has been building the capacities of communities in and around forested areas to enable residents to effectively manage forest fires. The Agency has to...

Minister Vaz Urges Jamaicans to take Action to Prevent Forest and Biodiversity Loss

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has lauded the dedication of the Dolphin Head forest reserve to the Queen’s...

Forestry Department Urges Public to Prune Trees this Hurricane Season

In light of predictions for an active hurricane season, the Forestry Department is urging persons to inspect trees around their properties to ensure that they are able to...


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