🌲International Day of Forests🌲

21st March 2021

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Key messages

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

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

-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.

How will you mark the day?

  • Organize or join events celebrating forests: tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, photo competitions or host a student debate. Don’t forget to tell us about it at IDF@fao.org and send us photos so we can add them to the gallery of events happening around the world.

  • Share the logo, banner and posters - available in 13 languages

  • Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay hashtag. Pass on some of this year's key messages or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with us and your friends.

The programme for the virtual event is available here

Click here for more information on the winners.

All information on this page was sourced from http://www.fao.org/international-day-of-forests/en/

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders as the first inhabitants and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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