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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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Men Fined for Operating Without Sawmill Licences
Illegally cut lumber in the Fergis Ramsay Forest Reserve in St. Ann.

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 Tues

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...

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. The dedication is one of 20 committed by countries across...


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