International Day of Forests

Much of what we do is connected to forests. The water we drink, the notebook we write in, building a house and the air we breathe…

On this day we are a little more aware of how important the natural environment is! It is essential in our life. For the people around us, the prosperity and well-being of future generations.

Despite all these invaluable values and benefits, forests are also threatened by fires, droughts and unprecedented afforestation.

Forests give as much as possible to our health. They purify the water, the air, provide food and improve our well-being.

Did you know

  • A survey of 43,000 households in 27 countries in Africa found that the dietary diversity of children associated with forests was consistently 25% higher than those of children who were not.
  • The total number of plant species used for medicinal purposes can reach 50,000.
  • Several studies have shown that a visit to a forest environment constantly lowers blood pressure and heart rate and cortisol levels.
  • The world loses 10 million hectares of forest each year to deforestation – about the size of Iceland – and insects kill about 35 million hectares of forest each year.

Extensive research shows that using forests helps reduce stress and add more positive feelings and feelings. In children, forests contribute to healthy mental and social development.

( 2023)

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