Every year, on March 21, starting with 2012, the UN proposes the celebration of World Forest Day, to emphasize its importance for our planet, but also to draw attention to the problems generated by the continuous reduction of forest areas worldwide.
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 livelihoods, medicines, fuel, food and shelter. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80% of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, global deforestation continues at an alarming rate. (paragraph taken from the UN official website).
The theme proposed this year by the UN is Forests and Biodiversity. This is why the students of Spiru Haret Tecuci National College, to mark this event, have made an online exhibition of drawings with this theme.
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