International Day Of Forests
March 21 is the International Day of Forests. The whole world celebrates this special day and this year the theme was History And Significance. International Day of Forests celebrated to increase awareness about the unprecedented role forests play in sustaining lives on this planet. Forests provide food, water, and shelter to animals and human beings. They reduce the impact of events threatening to life, such as floods and climate change.
According to the United Nations, forests are home to about 80 per cent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, with more than 60,000 tree species. Yet, we are losing 10 million hectares of forest about the size of Iceland each year