Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest. – James Lovelock
What would the earth be without forests, or a single living green sapling, capable of photosynthesis? Do you remember the film Wall-E, and a planet devoid of oxygen? Do you know there is something called, The World Forestry Day, celebrated every year on March 21?
The World Forestry Day is observed throughout the globe on 21st March. It is to let the public know the significance of forests and their value in the balance of the ecosystem.
The World Forestry Day was established in 1971 in the 23rd General Assembly of European Confederation of Agriculture. International Day of Forests was established by the United Nations General Assembly to be celebrated on March 21.
Forests require our attention! They are a source of raw material, local employment, help gather underground water, and maintain the flora and fauna balance. They need to be conserved to let the habitat of any place prevail.
The death of the forest is the end of our life.– Dorothy Stang
Forests are a source of shadow, shelter, refreshment, air, and water. Remember running to the shades when it’s too hot? But as the population grows there’s a demand for land and for materials from forests which ultimately lead to deforestation and degradation. According to sources, there is an annual loss of 13 million hectares of greenery and many dislocated animal species.
The World Forestry Day provides an opportunity to all the people to learn more about the importance of forests. Nearly 30% of land mass is said to be occupied by more than 60,000 species of trees which provide food, shelter, fodder, resins, gums, medicines, essential oils, fuel and latex.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson.
So are you willing to wake up and do your part to stop deforestation? Plant a sapling today.