World Forestry Day - 21 March

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World Forestry Day is celebrated every year on 21 March to raise awareness about the vital role of forests and promote efforts for their conservation and sustainable management.

An Overview of the News

  • The theme of World Forestry Day in 2024 is"Forests and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World", which emphasizes the role of innovation and technology in forest conservation.

  • The United Nations General Assembly established World Forestry Day in 2012 to highlight the importance of forests globally.

Important Functions of Forests:

  • Forests perform various essential functions:

    • Soil stabilization, water retention, and environmental balance.

    • Provision of oxygen, medicinal resources, and biodiversity conservation.

Importance of Forests:

  • Forests are important for:

    • Combating climate change as a carbon sink.

    • Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem health.

    • Providing clean air, water and supporting livelihoods globally.

Celebrating and Taking Action:

  • Ways to participate and contribute include:

    • Supporting forest conservation organizations.

    • Reducing consumption of paper and wood products.

    • Engaging in tree planting activities.

    • To spread awareness about the importance and threats of forests.

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