International Day of Forests

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2021. The Day celebrates and

raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

Each year more than 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of forests are lost in the world.

Trees create the much-needed carbon sinks, absorb CO2 and even sequester pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ammonia and

sulphur dioxide.

It is a commonly known fact that just one tree can absorb nearly 10 pounds of polluted air annually.

Thriving forests and green lung spaces are critical to the health of the planet as they are the most effective eco-warriors and

natural oxygenators. “

Forests help us cope up with the climatic changes that are taking place around us.

Let us protect them to save our planet.

Happy International Day of Forests.