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International Day of Forests

Heather Tregoning from Canberra’s National Arboretum spoke to us about the importance of the Arboretum to Canberra’s people, environment and as a habitat for the diverse biodiversity of the region.

The conversation took place to celebrate International Day of Forests on 21 March which is particularly apt given that this year’s theme is “Forests and Cities”.

She also explains how story telling goes hand in hand when teaching children about forests and how important it is to conserve them. More Information on the International Day

International Day of Forests

This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 billion people – including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures – depend on forests for their livelihood. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80% of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. They also provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent communities. Continue reading

International Day of Forests

This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 billion people – including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures – depend on forests for their livelihood. Continue reading