forests are an important part of nature. They play an important role not only in the life of a man but in the environment also to keep it neat and clean. The United Nations General Assembly designating 21st March as the International Day of Forests. Thus the first International Day of Forests was celebrated on 21st March 2013 and since then it is being celebrated every year to raise awareness among people about all types of forests.
The event is facilitated every year by various United Nations’ organizations like UNFF (United Nations Forum on Forests) and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). The agencies celebrate the “International Day Of Forests” by collaboration with governments, CPF (Collaborative Partnership on Forests) and other relevant organizations.
The “International Day of Forests” 2019 has been celebrated on Thursday, the 21st of March. “Forests and Education – Learn to Love Forests” is the theme of the International Day Of Forests 2019.
The day is celebrated to raise awareness among people about the importance of forest for maintaining the balance of the ecosystem and to provide a sustained development. Forests are a necessary part of our planet “The Earth” and this year the focus was on the raising awareness campaigns and educating people about forests.
Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE) organized a function on the event of International Day of Forests. The center of focus in this event was mainly promoting the importance of education for the maintenance of the forest and maintaining the biodiversity in our environment. The event was attended by famous environmentalists and scientists who emphasized the need for education and starting forestry as an individual subject in the syllabus of schools.
An event was also held by the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB) at Gass Forest Museum, Coimbatore. The theme of the event was ‘Learn to Love Forests’ which focussed on the importance of maintenance of forests and its importance for the surrounding.