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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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Minister Vaz Urges Jamaicans to take Action to Prevent Forest and Biodiversity Loss
The plaque that has been erected in the Dolphin Head forest reserve to mark its dedication to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon.

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...

Over 17,000 Trees Distributed for Labour Day

The Forestry Department has distributed over 17,700 seedlings in observation of Labour Day 2017 and is urging persons who have planted trees as part of their Labour Day...

Men Fined for Operating Without Sawmill Licences

Two men have been fined after they were found guilty of operating without a sawmill licence when they appeared in the Hanover Parish Court, on Tuesday, April 18.



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