Forest is an integral part of our ecosystem. We are nothing without a forest, and we all must make equal efforts to protect the forest. The International day of forests was established on the 21st of March. This was after the efforts of the United Nationals General Assembly. This day is celebrated as a reminder for the current and future generations to preserve the forest.
Due to excessive population and other reasons, more than 13 million forests are destroyed every year, and forests are decreasing rapidly. Forests contribute 80% to biodiversity, and it plays a critical role in the changing climate. Hence, it is a must to take necessary actions to safeguard the forests and have a green planet.
History of International day of forests
The United Nations General Assembly coined the term international forest day in 2012 on the 28th of November. This day’s motive is to create awareness about the importance of forests, plants, and trees. Every year across the globe, people take a resolution to protect forests. The activities and events are focused on protecting forests, tree planting, and other community events.
- International day of forests was established as “World Forestry Day” on March 21st by the Food and Agriculture Organization.
- Each year annual meetings are held to create awareness about the forests and planting trees.
- Two scientists showcased the importance of forests and how it helps to control the carbon emission.
- On the international day of forest in Bali, Indonesia, on the 8th of Dec 2007, more than 800 people participated.
- Bali’s people included more people across the globe, including science, national delegates, known government representative, and common people.
- The primary discussion was focused on cross-cutting, change in climatic conditions, global warming, pollution.
What to do on International day of forests
On every international day of forests, both government and common people should be encouraged to make efforts to plant trees and create awareness about forests.
The organization, schools, and colleges should create events and encourage people to participate in various campaigns like plantings trees, narrate the importance of forests, exhibitions, photo competitions, debates, symposiums, etc. Additionally, people can spread the word about the importance of forests and trees in our life by posting about the international day of forests on social media.
Why should we celebrate the international day of forests?
Forests are essential to survive on Earth. More than one-third of Earth is covered under greenery and correct contributes to the people’s livelihoods by providing food, shelter, medicines, and a lot more.
Forests are also home to more than 80% of the living being, including animals, reptiles, insects, and plants. It is important to celebrate the international day of forests as it is a priceless ecology that provides social, health, and economic benefits to the people.
The global deforestation is happening at an alarming rate, and it is a must to protect them. Celebrating the international day of forests on 21st March helps to increase awareness about the forest to people.
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