KINGSTON, March 21 (JIS):
The Government is working to ensure that the island’s forest reserves are increased and preserved through an “aggressive” reforestation programme.
Specific focus will be placed on closed broadleaf forests which have been diminishing over the years.
This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, during a stakeholder consultation on the draft National Forest Management and Conservation Plan (NFMCP), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, today (March 21).