International Day of Forests

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International Day of Forests or World Day for Forest Protection was established in 1971 by the initiative of the European Food and Agriculture Organization and confirmed by the UN General Assembly resolution in 2012.

This event is an occasion to inform the public about the importance of forest conservation. The problem of preserving the forest and its resources is today among the most important environmental issues for all countries of the world. In recent years, the trends related to the deforestation of the Earth, are disturbing not only environmentalists, but also the entire international community. Forests cover 31% of the Earth’s land area and are home to 80% of the land living beings. Almost a fifth of world forests grow in our country. The Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve’s forests cover about 93% of the area, or 4598 hectares.

Since the processes of reduction of the forests area and degradation have become international issues, which require a joint solution by all countries, the UN called on all UN Member States to support this day by holding special events.