Have you ever realised how our health is connected to the forest’s health?
Forests give us so much to our health. They purify the water, clean the air, capture carbon to fight climate change, provide food and life-saving medicines, and improve our well-being.
This is why, the 2023 theme of the International Day of Forests, "Forests and health," highlights the crucial relationship between forests and human well-being. Rather than solely exploiting forests for their resources, the theme emphasizes the importance of preserving and maintaining healthy forests in order to promote the health of people. It is our responsibility to protect these invaluable natural resources.