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Man Plants 400 Acres of Forest in Portland

With a last name that literally translates to ‘mountain peak’, it is no wonder that Dr. Satyanarayana Parvatanen...

Doctor Plants 130,000 Trees towards Three Million Trees Goal

Since the launch of the National Tree Planting Initiative (NTPI) by the Most Honourable Prime Minister Andrew Ho...

Over 70 trees planted at Correctional Centres

The Forestry Department has kicked off a partnership with the Ministry of National Security to plant trees at co...

Ground-Truthing Exercise for the Boundary of the Area to be Protected as Cockpit Countr...

The Forestry Department has completed the ground-truthing activity for the boundary of the area to be protected ...

Forestry Department Distributes 80 Trees for World Wildlife Day

The Forestry Department has distributed 80 trees to be planted at five (5) schools in observance of World Wildli...

Forestry Department Launches #MyTreeLegacy Promotion

The Forestry Department today launched its latest promotion in support of the National Tree Planting Initiative,...

Forestry Department urges sawmill operators to get regularised

The Forestry Department is urging sawmill operators to become regularised or run the risk of being prosecuted an...

Mangrove Forests- A Lesson on Resilience

Inland mangroves are proving more likely to recover and survive changes in their environment once anthropogenic ...

Food for the Poor to Plant One Million Fruit and Timber Trees

The Forestry Department has secured a commitment to plant one million fruit and timber trees over the next three...

Forestry Department Clamps Down on Illegal Activities

Two men have been found guilty of breaches of the Forest Act (1996), and Forest Regulations (2001), as the Fores...

Know Your Forest: 7 Facts about the Blue Mountain Forest Reserve

The Blue Mountain Forest Reserve is nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Blue Mountains. Often confused w...

Alternative Livelihood Projects: Indicator 4- EU Budget Support Programme

For most Jamaicans, the buzz of bees is often met with the instinct to run away. However, in the rural community...

Man fined $150,000 for breaches of the Forest Act

Mr. Leroy Brown, a resident of a Faiths Pen address in St. Ann was found guilty of carrying on forest industry a...

Healthy Trees, Healthy You; Plant a Tree Today

The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one of change for governments, businesses and individuals all around the...

Forestry Department Urges Jamaicans to Plant Trees to Promote Health and Wellness

The Forestry Department is urging every Jamaican to plant at least one tree on October 2, 2020. This call is bei...

Manchester Man Plants 2000 Bitter Damsel Trees

Do you know the saying, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’? Well, this statement proved true for Martin Brow...

Solutions lie in our Forests

Forests are more than trees, they are an interdependent community of plants, animals and other organisms. Approx...

Cockpit Country: Jamaica’s Treasure Trove of Biological Diversity

Stretched along the west-central coast of Jamaica, lies the island’s largest contiguous area of natural, mainly ...

Where Land Meets the Sea: Mangrove Ecosystems Protecting Our Coasts and Marine Life

Mangrove forests have in the past fallen victim to competing land uses, with some of the major threats to their ...

Watering Dreams: Primary School Benefits from Water Harvesting Structure

Students and teachers at the Duanvale Primary SChool, Trelawny are a shower of rain away from experiencing the f...

The Forestry Department receives J$128 million from the EU to increase efficiency, sust...

Jamaica's push to become an efficient player in the Green Economy is set to receive a major boost through a €850...

Sawyers LMFC Establishes Automatic Weather Station

The Sawyers Local Forest Management Committee (LFMC) has established an automatic weather station which presiden...

Private Forestry Programme: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Private Forestry Programme is an initiative of the Forestry Department aimed at encouraging private landowne...

Corporate entities make pledges towards 3 million trees initiative

Two corporate entities have made pledges to contribute to the Government of Jamaica's National Tree Planting Ini...

Forestry Department encourages Jamaicans to 'plant yuh owna tree'

The Forestry Department is encouraging all Jamaicans to give back to their communities by planting trees on Nati...

First boundary monument installed in area to be protected as Cockpit Country

The first permanent boundary monument, delineating the area to be declared protected as the Cockpit Country has ...

Forestry Department now Assessing Mangrove and Swamp Forests Island Wide

The Forestry Department has commenced its assessment of 7,000 hectares of mangrove forests across Jamaica as the...

Jamaica’s REDD+ Journey Gets Financial Boost

Jamaica’s journey to REDD+ readiness has been made easier through the receipt of funds under the Green Climate F...

Plant Trees to Mitigate Climate Change- Forestry Department

As Jamaica marches closer to a predicted state of climate departure, the Forestry Department is urging Jamaicans...