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International Day of Forests 2020

Saturday 21st March 2020 is the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The theme for 2020 is Forests and Biodiversity.

Did you know that;

  • Forests and woodlands are made of over 60,000 tree species.

  • Forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.

  • More than a billion people depend directly on forests for food, shelter, energy and income.

  • Genetic diversity helps forests to cope with climate change and other threats.

  • Biodiversity is under serious threat from deforestation, forest degradation and climate change.

  • Managing forests sustainably, and restoring them when needed, is crucial for people, biodiversity and climate.

Let’s celebrate our forests and work to protect and manage them sustainably #IntlForestDay


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