Urgent changes needed to save forests for the benefit of us all 21 March 2020

This March 21, the International Day of Forests is putting the spotlight on the great variety of animal, plant and other life supported by the world’s forests with the theme, “Forests and Biodiversity: Too precious to lose.”

Winners of International Day of Forests 2020 photo contest announced 20 March 2020

Extraordinary images from the Philippines and Madagascar have won the International Day of Forests 2020 photo contest, which celebrated the astonishing biodiversity of the world’s forests.

Join a virtual celebration of the International Day of Forests today at 3 PM CET 20 March 2020

International Day of Forests is 21 March and we’re marking the day at FAO headquarters with a virtual celebration today, Friday, 20 March. Join us online at 3 PM CET to celebrate the day and learn who won the International Day of Forests 2020 photo contest.

FAO leads the way to clearer peatland mapping and monitoring 18 March 2020

Peatlands cover only 3 percent of the world's surface yet contain as much carbon as all of its vegetation, dramatically underscoring their pivotal role in global climate regulation. Their degradation, by drainage or fire or other forces, triggers their conversion from slow carbon sinks into fast sources capable of releasing carbon stored over millennia in a few decades.


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