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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...

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 €8...

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 ...