International Day of Forests
International Forest Day, an occasion to celebrate the forest, tree and wood, whose multiple services make it an essential resource for sustainable development.
Following the International Year of Forests in 2011, the United Nations wished to establish a day of forests: 21 March became International Forest Day. Throughout the world, events are held to promote, protect and celebrate forests.
THE FOREST IN FRANCE
The forest is shared by multiple actors for multiple uses: it has an important economic function (source of more than 440,000 jobs in France), a major social function (leisure, culture, sport, art) as well as an ecological function Essential (oxygen production, air and water purification, soil stabilization, CO2 sequestration, and shelter of a very rich biodiversity).
The fourth most forested country in the European Union, France has its International Forest Day. This event celebrates our considerable forest heritage, which is still often misunderstood by the general public through activities, outings, symposiums, conferences and open houses.