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Dominica Observes Forest Week 2024: “Forests and Innovation”

Dominica Observes Forest Week 2024: “Forests and Innovation”

The Forestry, Wildlife and Park’s Division, Dominica: is calling all community members, hikers, and nature lovers to participate in Dominica Forest Week 2024, from March 18th to March 22nd! Everyone is invited to join in celebrating the vibrant forests and biodiversity of our “Nature Island”. This program is a collaboration between the Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization, Kalinago Upliftment and Constituency Empowerment and our partners; the World Bank and the PROGREEN Fund.

Dominica Forest Week is a movement toward a greener, more sustainable future. Embracing our theme “Forests and Innovation” activities will showcase the positive impact of biodiversity conservation and innovative approaches by businesses and forestry partnerships in Dominica. The health of our forests is essential for a healthy, vibrant economy and sustainable livelihoods. Dominica’s natural treasures, such as our Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Waitukubuli National Trail, and our other national parks showcase our nation’s commitment to preserving our forests and ecological wealth.

Throughout Forest Week there is an exciting lineup of activities and events that promise fun, learning, and meaningful engagement for everyone:

  • Monday & Tuesday March 18 & 19: Dive into the Forest Week Exhibition at the Botanic Gardens in Roseau where you’ll discover the incredible diversity of our island’s ecosystems. Visit wildlife exhibits, veterinary demonstrations, learn about our pollinators, forest herbs, Agroforestry, horticulture, honey production and much more!
  • Wednesday March 20: Roll up your sleeves and join us for a Tree Planting and Beautification along the La Ronde River and the West coasts communities, including Jimmit, St. Joseph, Mero, Layou and Salisbury. Be part of making a positive impact on our environment and create a cleaner, greener Dominica together.
  • Thursday March 21: The highlight of the week is the Multi-stakeholder Roundtable discussion on forestry management at the Dominica State House coinciding with “International Day of Forests”. Key stakeholders and partners will exchange ideas, share insights, and work towards sustainable solutions for the improved management of our protected areas.
  • Friday March 22: The grand finale is at Cabrits National Park! At our Closing and Awards Ceremony we will celebrate our achievements and the staff who have given years of dedicated service in Forestry. Together with the Minister, Director and our partners at the World Bank we will share outcomes from the Roundtable discussion and unveil priorities for forestry management and biodiversity conservation.

Forest Week 2024 offers something for everyone with engaging exhibitions, tree planting and social gatherings spread throughout the week. So, mark your calendars, rally your friends, and come out to support Dominica Forest Week 2024!

Forests and Innovation” Let’s make Dominica Forest Week 2024 the best one yet!

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