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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 Updates

News and Events

Dolphin Head Forest Reserve dedicated to Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC)

Jamaica has dedicated the Dolphin Head forest reserve to be a part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) project.

Minister Chang Urges Jamaicans to Plant Trees and Protect Forests

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, is calling for Jamaicans to get involved in planting and protecting...

Forestry Department Wins Best Decorated Public Office Award

The Forestry Department wiped out its competitors to win the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Spirit of Independence Competition for the Best Decorated Office...

Man fined $200,000 for illegally cutting trees in a Forest Reserve

A man has been ordered to pay fines and complete community service after he pled guilty to illegally cutting trees in a protected area and using a chainsaw in a protected area...

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