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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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Environment Minister Calls for More Sustainable use of the Country’s Forest Resources
Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill is calling for a more sustainable use of the country’s forest resources

NTPD 2015 to highlight the Importance of Planting Trees in Urban Centers

For this year’s observance of National Tree Planting Day (NTPD), the Forestry Department is urging persons to plant more trees in urban centers across the island given the high...

Jamaica's forest cover increases, quality decreases

The Forestry Department announced that even though there was a national increase in forest cover, there was significant reduction in the quality of forest cover across the...

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...


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