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From the FAO of the UN: 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.

How will you mark the day?

Watch and share the International Day of Forests video - available in 8 languages (English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish)
Follow FAO's Special Event via live webcast in English, French and Spanish on 21 March 2017 (11.30-13.00 CET)
Organize or join events celebrating forests – tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, or a photo competition. Don’t forget to tell us about it at 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 #IntlForestDay hashtag: pass on some of this year's key messages, or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with your friends

'Phoenix' Trees

'Phoenix' Trees

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