Find Forestry expertise in Dominica
Forestry, together with fisheries and agriculture contributes 15% to the country’s GDP (2008), and cover around 60% of the country (2005). Dominica’s forested areas fall into five different categories: Forest Reserves, National Parks, State Lands, the Carib Territory and Privately Owned Land. Dominica is known throughout the world as the region’s best nature island, as is reflected by the 20% of the island which is under some form of protected area status — though much is also protected through the high degree of private ownership. Though despite these efforts, between 1990-2005, forest cover declined by 0.5%. This emphasis on conservation has effectively killed off the national saw milling industry, and forestry products such as cardboard boxes have to be imported. The Forestry, Wildlife and National Parks Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) is the governmental agency responsible for the management of forest reserves and national parks.
|Forestry organisations in Dominica|
|Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry||