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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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Over 17,000 Trees Distributed for Labour Day
Forest Technician, Mr. Stephen S Williams, planting a Lignum Vitae seedling with a student of Valley Christian Ministries Basic School in St. Catherine.

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

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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Forestry Department to hold Public Consultations on National Forest Management and Conservation Plan

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

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...

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