The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st March annually as the International Day of Forests in 2012 to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests.
The theme of the International Day of Forests for 2021 is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.” 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.
What does Forest Restoration mean?
Agroforestry, planting trees. 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.
What are the benefits of forest restoration?
Not only forest quantity and quality, but enhanced food security, improved air and water quality, climate change resilience, job creation,
The importance of forests cannot be underestimated. We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests also offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change
Dos and Don’t in the forest
- Forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, with more that 60,000 tree species.
- Around 1.6 billion people depend directly on forests for food, shelter, energy, medicines and income.