International Day of Forests

Healthy forests for healthy people

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.

How will you mark the day?

  • Share the videoforest fact animations, logo and banners - available in multiple languages. Check out the International Day of Forest social media kit for more resources.
  • Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay or #ForestDay hashtag. Pass on some of this year's key messages or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with us and your friends.
  • What forest animal are you? A great potoo, green tree frog or a peanut-headed lanternfly? Test your knowledge on forests and health with our quiz and find out! Available in 6 languages.
  • Organize or join events celebrating forests: tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, photo competitions or host a student debate.
  • Don’t forget to tell us about it at [email protected] and send us photos so we can add them to the gallery of events happening around the world.