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International Day of Forests to be celebrated worldwide on 21st March

Staff Writer |
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012.

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Since then, each year this day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

On this day, countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organize local, national, and international activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us.

The majority of oxygen that is of utmost importance to sustain life in Earth is produced by trees hence it’s the responsibility of every human being to plant trees and save forests.

Urban green spaces, including forests, encourage active and healthy lifestyles, improve mental health, prevent disease, and provide a place for people to socialize.

Forests in cities and surrounding areas generate tourism, create tens of thousands of jobs and encourage city beautification schemes, building dynamic, energetic and prosperous green economies.

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