International Year of Forests, 2011

Celebrating Forests for People

This year the UN has another yearlong celebration/education event. This year it’s the world’s forests that are being highlighted.

The livelihoods of over 1.6 billion people depend on forests.

Welcome to the International Year of Forests, 2011 (Forests 2011) Web site, a global platform to celebrate people’s action to sustainably manage the world’s forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

Here, you will find information regarding events being organised throughout the International Year as well as interactive web tools and resources to promote dialogue on forests. Tell us how you plan to celebrate “forests for people” during 2011, so that we may showcase your stories and initiatives through this website.

via International Year of Forests, 2011.

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