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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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Forestry Department to hold Public Consultations on National Forest Management and Conservation Plan
A section of the Cockpit Forest Reserve

The Forestry Department will be hosting a series of public consultations across the island to get feedback from stakeholders on the draft National

Wetlands on the Decline, Jamaicans Urged to Value and Protect its Resources

The Forestry Department is reporting a 95.5 percent decline in swamp forest and is calling on Jamaicans to start valuing and protecting the island’s wetland resources which...

Dolphin Head Forest Reserve dedicated to Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC)

Jamaica has dedicated the Dolphin Head forest reserve to be a part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) project. The dedication is one of 20 committed by countries across...

Minister Chang Urges Jamaicans to Plant Trees and Protect Forests

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, is calling for Jamaicans to get involved in planting and protecting...


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