Forest and Trees

Forests and trees play significant roles in the lives of Pacific Islanders, economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. In many Pacific island countries, especially on the smaller islands and atolls, agroforestry and tree crops provide most of the food, medicines, construction materials, firewood, tools and myriad of other products and services that cannot be replaced with imported substitutions. For the larger countries, forests have contributed significantly into their economic development in terms of foreign exchange earnings, employment and infrastructure development. Thus, a major challenge for Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) is to ensure sustainable management of their scarce and diminishing forest and tree resources, taking into account demands for economic development and the social and environmental needs of their growing populations, LRD-SPC is addressing this under its Forest & Tree programme.

Planting trees teaches youth the value of forests
Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:13


How do you teach children the value of forests? Simple. You start by showing them how to plant a tree.

Which is exactly what staff from the Secreta....

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Japan assists with SPC’s Forest Tree Seed Centre
Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:47

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has donated crucial laboratory equipment worth FJD120,000 to the Secretariat of the Pacific Communit....

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Time to act now on forest conservation and management
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 13:59

The call for a concerted effort to conserve and sustainably manage our forest and tree resources is nothing new. It has, however, become more urgent, ....

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SPC to celebrate International Year of the Forests
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 10:46

Do you look for shade on a hot day? Somewhere cool to park your car or cool yourself off? Of course we all do that when there are trees all around tha....

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