International Day of Forests
Celebrating & raising awareness of the importance of all types of forests
The theme for 2024 is 'forests and innovation.'
How will you mark the day?
- Share the video, forest fact animations, logo and banners - available in multiple languages. Check out the International Day of Forest social media kit for more resources.
- Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay or #ForestDay hashtag. Pass on some of this year's key messages or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with the organisers and your friends.
- What forest animal are you? A great potoo, green tree frog or a peanut-headed lanternfly? Test your knowledge on forests and health with this quiz and find out! Available in 6 languages.
- Organize or join events celebrating forests: tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, photo competitions or host a student debate.
- Don’t forget to tell the organisers about it at IDF@fao.org and send photos so they can add them to the gallery of events happening around the world.
More info here:
International Day of Forests | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (fao.org)
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012 to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.
The organizers are the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with Governments, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and other relevant organizations in the field.