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21/03/2016

Celebrating International Day of Forests

One oak produces more than 2000 acorns every year, but only one in 10 000 acorns will manage to develop into oak tree. Learn more facts about forests on our main page!
This year the International Day of Forests is dedicated to the crucial role of forests for saving the planet’s supply of freshwater.

The International Day of Forests is held annually on 21 March to raise awareness of the importance of forests to people.

62 amazing facts about forests

To celebrate the miracle of forests that the Earth has given us, we would like to share amazing facts about forests with you.

How many trees are there per every person on Earth?

What is the origin of the tradition to knock on a tree for luck?

Why is the location of the tallest tree in the world kept in secret?

If a birdhouse is hung on a tree, will it move up as the tree grows, or stay at the same height?

How do trees communicate with each other?

The facts are displayed in the top right corner of the main page of our website and change every half a minute. (To see the new fact, refresh the page!)

Try it: www.enpi-fleg.org.

You can also learn new facts about forest every day by joining our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/enpifleg.

Theme for 2016: Forests and water

Every year on the International Day of Forests we celebrate the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. This year United Nations Organization decided to raise awareness of how forests are key to the planet’s supply of freshwater.

Did you know?

  • Forested watersheds and wetlands supply 75% of the world’s accessible freshwater.
  • About 1/3 of the world’s largest cities obtain a significant proportion of their drinking water directly from forested protected areas.
  • Nearly 80% of the world’s population – 8 out of 10 people - is exposed to high levels of threat to water security.
  • Improved water resource management can show considerable economic gains.
  • Forests act as natural water filters.
  • Climate change is altering forests role in water flows and the availability of water resources.
  • Forests have a crucial role in building and strengthening resilience.

Learn more on http://www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/



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