Back in 2012, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests.
Like all awareness days, the idea behind this one is to raise awareness. In this case, it’s to raise awareness of and to celebrate the different sorts of forest. And in 2020, the theme is Forests and Biodiversity.
The problem is that we are ravaging our forests.
13 million hectares of forests are destroyed every year, says the UN – and that accounts for between 12 to 20% of the global greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. Our forests are being destroyed by humans, left, right and centre. That’s us.
We need to love our forests and then to protect and care for them. It is difficult to protect what we don’t know and feel a connection with.