Global Forest Resources Assessments

Grow your knowledge: Celebrate the International Day of Forests with innovative education tools

The International Day of Forests is here, and the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) invites you to celebrate by exploring the fascinating world of forests through innovative virtual learning.

The International Day of Forests raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests, a motivation that resonates closely with the aim of FRA to provide essential information on the extent, condition, management and use of forest resources. For the 2024 theme of “forests and innovation”, join FRA on a journey to see how forward-thinking education can change the world. Every kind of learner is welcome, from bookworms to gamers, to grow with these inventive and engaging knowledge products.

To mark this momentous occasion, take FRA’s latest e-learning course that launched today on monitoring Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 with land-cover information, developed in collaboration with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Land Degradation Neutrality Flagship of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-LDN), as well as with the support of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).

Explore a world of knowledge

Peer into a virtual library of fascinating resources to better understand fundamental topics in forest monitoring and management, the diverse types of forests and the state of forests around the world.

Uncover essential data on technical forestry topics with self-paced online courses:

Embark on immersive adventures through interactive stories that bring forests and facts to life:

  • Unlocking the secrets of mangroves: Discover the definition of mangroves, their many benefits and the state of these important ecosystems from 2000 to 2020.
  • Exploring our forests: View our forests from two perspectives for fascinating insights into the vital role they play in our lives.
  • A fresh perspective FRA2020: Inspect the status and trends of forest resources across 236 countries and territories from 1990 to 2020.
  • Hidden in plain sight: Check out the first global assessment on trees, forests and land use in drylands to see their considerable economic potential and environmental value.

Investigate comprehensive publications for an exploration of the latest captivating forestry topics:

Moreover, test your knowledge and discover forests in a fun and novel way with an exciting game for young learners: Forest Kids. This educational game is playable on iOS devices, Android devices and online in six languages to help children from around the world learn about forests through engaging quests.

Protect our planet

By learning virtually with FRA's interesting and innovative materials, you will gain valuable knowledge about forests without leaving a paper trail. Celebrate the International Day of Forests and take a stand for the Earth – explore the wonders of these vital ecosystems today.