International Day of Forests 2023: Healthy Forests for Healthy People
21 March 2023
Conserving and sustainably using forests is one of the best ways of protecting our planet and ourselves. Healthy forests are vital for all aspects of a healthy planet, from livelihoods and nutrition to biodiversity and the environment, but they are under threat. Ten million hectares of forest were lost every year to deforestation between 2015 and 2020. Insects damage around 35 million hectares of forest annually, and fire affected approximately 98 million hectares of forest globally in 2015. It’s up to us to safeguard these precious natural resources.