International Day of Forests observed on 21 March

United Nations celebrates International Day of Forest on March 21. The Day is celebrated since 2012.

Updated: Mar 23, 2020 02:59:37 pm

21 March 2020 Current Affairs:

United Nations celebrates International Day of Forest on March 21. The Day is celebrated since 2012. 

To increase awareness and importance of forests

"Forests and Biodiversity"
March 21 has chosen to mark the international day of forests as it is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere and autumnal equinox. The organizers are the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with Governments, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and other relevant organizations in the field.

The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree-planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. Forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80% of the terrestrial species of animals, plants, and insects.

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