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Forests Central to People's Needs and Climate Action

The sustainable management and conservation of forests must be considered in the design and implementation of the new sustainable development goals and the new climate change agreement to be adopted this December in Paris.... Read more

Forestry Department launches regulations for sawmills

Persons who operate sawmills or trade in or store locally produced lumber will now be required to be licenced by the Forestry Department.... Read more

Father and son ordered to replant trees cut on privately owned forests

A father and son were sentenced to replant and maintain just over 900 trees after both men were caught cutting and attempting to remove the young plants from privately owned lands that have been declared as a forest management area. They are the first offenders...Read more

Jamaicans urged to take care of forests

Honourable Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change has urged Jamaicans to take care of the nationís forests because it is vital to the mitigating the effects of climate change. Read more

Reforestation project wraps-up in Stephney-John's Vale forest reserve

A reforestation initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Stephney-John’s Vale forest reserve is now in the final stages of implementation by the Forestry Department. Read more

CEO & Conservator of Forests receives Order of Distinction

Marilyn Headley, CEO & Conservator of Forests at the Forestry Department was conferred with the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony at King’s House on Heroes Day. Read more








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