Importance of International Day of Forests and why it is celebrated

2021 theme is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”

The Indian Express
March 22, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. According to the official UN website, the Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On this day, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree-planting campaigns. …The theme for each year is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2021 is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”. This year’s theme aims to emphasize how restoration and sustainable management of forests can help address climate change and biodiversity crisis. It can also help produce goods and services for sustainable development, fostering an economic activity that creates jobs and improves lives.

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