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Doctor Plants 130,000 Trees towards Three Million Trees Goal

Since the launch of the National Tree Planting Initiative (NTPI) by the Most Honourable Prime Minister Andrew Ho...

Over 70 trees planted at Correctional Centres

The Forestry Department has kicked off a partnership with the Ministry of National Security to plant trees at co...

Ground-Truthing Exercise for the Boundary of the Area to be Protected as Cockpit Countr...

The Forestry Department has completed the ground-truthing activity for the boundary of the area to be protected ...

Forestry Department Distributes 80 Trees for World Wildlife Day

The Forestry Department has distributed 80 trees to be planted at five (5) schools in observance of World Wildli...

Forestry Department Launches #MyTreeLegacy Promotion

The Forestry Department today launched its latest promotion in support of the National Tree Planting Initiative,...

Forestry Department urges sawmill operators to get regularised

The Forestry Department is urging sawmill operators to become regularised or run the risk of being prosecuted an...

Mangrove Forests- A Lesson on Resilience

Inland mangroves are proving more likely to recover and survive changes in their environment once anthropogenic ...

Food for the Poor to Plant One Million Fruit and Timber Trees

The Forestry Department has secured a commitment to plant one million fruit and timber trees over the next three...

Forestry Department Clamps Down on Illegal Activities

Two men have been found guilty of breaches of the Forest Act (1996), and Forest Regulations (2001), as the Fores...

Alternative Livelihood Projects: Indicator 4- EU Budget Support Programme

For most Jamaicans, the buzz of bees is often met with the instinct to run away. However, in the rural community...

Healthy Trees, Healthy You; Plant a Tree Today

The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one of change for governments, businesses and individuals all around the...

Manchester Man Plants 2000 Bitter Damsel Trees

Do you know the saying, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’? Well, this statement proved true for Martin Brow...

Solutions lie in our Forests

Forests are more than trees, they are an interdependent community of plants, animals and other organisms. Approx...

Cockpit Country: Jamaica’s Treasure Trove of Biological Diversity

Stretched along the west-central coast of Jamaica, lies the island’s largest contiguous area of natural, mainly ...

Where Land Meets the Sea: Mangrove Ecosystems Protecting Our Coasts and Marine Life

Mangrove forests have in the past fallen victim to competing land uses, with some of the major threats to their ...

The Forestry Department receives J$128 million from the EU to increase efficiency, sust...

Jamaica's push to become an efficient player in the Green Economy is set to receive a major boost through a €850...

Sawyers LMFC Establishes Automatic Weather Station

The Sawyers Local Forest Management Committee (LFMC) has established an automatic weather station which presiden...

Private Forestry Programme: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Private Forestry Programme is an initiative of the Forestry Department aimed at encouraging private landowne...

Corporate entities make pledges towards 3 million trees initiative

Two corporate entities have made pledges to contribute to the Government of Jamaica's National Tree Planting Ini...

Forestry Department encourages Jamaicans to 'plant yuh owna tree'

The Forestry Department is encouraging all Jamaicans to give back to their communities by planting trees on Nati...

First boundary monument installed in area to be protected as Cockpit Country

The first permanent boundary monument, delineating the area to be declared protected as the Cockpit Country has ...

Forestry Department now Assessing Mangrove and Swamp Forests Island Wide

The Forestry Department has commenced its assessment of 7,000 hectares of mangrove forests across Jamaica as the...

Jamaica’s REDD+ Journey Gets Financial Boost

Jamaica’s journey to REDD+ readiness has been made easier through the receipt of funds under the Green Climate F...

Plant Trees to Mitigate Climate Change- Forestry Department

As Jamaica marches closer to a predicted state of climate departure, the Forestry Department is urging Jamaicans...

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 i...

Forestry Department to hold Public Consultations on National Forest Management and Cons...

The Forestry Department will be hosting a series of public consultations across the island to get feedback from ...

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...

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) proj...

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 ...

JMMB Adopts Over 2 Hectares of Land to Establish Forest Cover

The Forestry Department has partnered with the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group for the establishment o...

Over 2000 trees planted for Earth Day 2016

The Forestry Department has partnered with several organizations across the island to plant more than 2000 trees...

Forestry Department Using Ground-Breaking Technology to Grow Tree Seedlings

The Forestry Department is leading the region in the production of the most diverse assortment of forest species...