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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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Forestry Department Builds Capacity of Communities to Manage Forest Fires
Director of the Forestry Department’s Eastern Zone, Mr. Damart Williams, addressing residents of Bloxburgh, St. Andrew during a forest fire management training session.

The Forestry Department has been building the capacities of communities in and around forested areas to enable residents to effectively manage fore

Minister Vaz Urges Jamaicans to take Action to Prevent Forest and Biodiversity Loss

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has lauded the dedication of the Dolphin Head forest reserve to the Queen’s...

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...

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