Today is World Forestry Day, set up to celebrate and help protect the world’s forests and those that look after them. Forests are a vital cog in the machine that is our plant and we rely heavily on them for resources such as oxygen. They are also the homes of millions of animals.
Forestry is the science of maintaining our forests and habitats in a stable and long-lasting condition for both wildlife and people. It is an ancient art that is as important today as ever with increased competition from man kind for resources and space. Set up in 1971, World Forestry Day is celebrated right across the world by many different countries.
To find out more information about World Forestry Day, what forestry entails and how you can help, click here. You can also find lots of video seminars on aspects of forestry in the Healthy Forests Forum videos here.
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Take care, and stay on the wild side.