Private Institute for Climate Change Research, Guatemala. Today is the International Day of Forests. Here in ICC, we want to take advantage to share a little about the history of this day, as well as to socialize our activities in pro of forests in Guatemala.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day 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 theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2018 is Forests and Sustainable Cities.

Here in ICC we have worked to protect and restore cloud forests, mangroves, and riparian forests in the Pacific slopes of Guatemala. Our actions include protection of forests, supporting local forest rangers, reforesting several points of the country, community tree nurseries, among others.

Picture: Mangrove forest in Sipacate, Escuintla. With information of FAO

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