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FST Recognises International Day of the Forests

March 21, 2021 is recognized as International Day of the Forests. The theme is "Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being." The restoration and sustainable management of forests help address the climate-change and biodiversity crises. It also produces goods and services for sustainable development, fostering an economic activity that creates jobs and improves lives. This year’s theme fits into the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a call for the protection and revival of ecosystems around the world.  Read more:






In Jamaica, the Forestry Department is the Executive Agency charged with managing and conserving Jamaica's forest resources, particularly those found on public lands.  About 40 per cent of Jamaica is forested, 26 percent - which is approximately 116,862 hectares of the forested lands- are on Crown Lands. Read more:






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Published on 19 Mar, 2021

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