Media Release - International Day of Forests

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 21st of March every year as the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The UN chooses a theme for each International Day of Forests and the theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.
Bob Gordon, CEO of the Institute of Foresters said, ‘While the international theme is, ’ Forests and Energy, we have so much more to celebrate. IFA members have a proud history starting out as the ‘custodians’ of Australia’s forests but now work with the original custodians to ensure our children and children’s children can enjoy the beauty and bounty of our forests.
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