The International Day of Forests was celebrated every year on the 21st of March.
Forests are the biggest diverse ecosystem holding upto 80% of the terrestrial species. It remains a major source for the production of vital resources for life. Nearly one-third of the earth’s landmass is covered with forests.
Every aspects of our life is connected with forest in one way or the other. They play a vital role in one’s survival though their importance is not felt much. It thus is essential to preserve these forests.
The United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st to be the International Day of Forests on 2012. The United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) collaborates with different government agencies in the preservation of the Forests.
The theme for the International Day of Forest 2020 is Forests and Biodiversity.