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Year of Forests

Yesterday was World Environment Day and apparently this year is the International Year of Forests, a UNEP initiative to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

On the International Year Of Forests site there are a number of events being organised throughout the the year as well as interactive web tools and resources to promote dialogue on forests. While one wonders how much can be implemented on a local level by such a massive international organisation, at the very least they are promoting, and educating people about, the importance of the natural environment. Here is a video about forests:

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