The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.
2017 Theme: Forests & Energy
How will you mark the day?
- Watch and share the International Day of Forests video
- Organize or join events celebrating forests – tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, or a photo competition. Don’t forget to tell us about it at IDF@fao.org and send us photos so we can add it to the gallery of events happening around the world
- Get out into your local forest and take part in the #LoveForests video campaign
- Share the logo, banner and posters - available in 13 languages
- Join the conversation on social media using the #IntForestDay hashtag: pass on some of this year's key messages, or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with your friends
- Take this year’s forest quiz and share your results on social media Coming soon