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Facts About Forests: What Your Child Needs To Know


"The death of the forest is the end of our life." - Dorothy Stang

This quote perfectly sums up the importance of forests, and the need to preserve them. Forests are home to many species of animal and plant life and play an important part in nurturing human lives as well.

The United Nations declared March 21 as the International Day Of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness about the different types of forests. 

Share this ClipBook with your child to read interesting facts about unique forests around the world and how you can do your bit to save the ecosystem. 


Why Forests Are Important?

The International Forest Day, was launched by the United Nations on March 21, 2012 to promote the importance of forests and trees. Forests store massive amounts of carbon and afford other important ecosystem services upon which life on Earth depen...

Forest Facts: 9 Things You Need To Know

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Facts About Forests In India

India is home to several types of forests that support different species of flora and fauna. On International Day of Forests, read this clip to know about some interesting facts on forests of various Indian states and UTs.

25 Unusual Facts About Forests

From a forest resembling a swastika in Germany to one in Africa that houses only one type of a tree, these green spaces have many interesting, and at times, unusual stories to tell. Read this clip to know more.

Scientific Facts On Forests

Forests cover a third of our planet's land. They provide raw materials, maintain biodiversity, protect land and water resources, and play a role in climate change mitigation. Forests are heavily exploited, but important efforts are being made to u...

Facts On How Deforestation Is Affecting The Planet

Deforestation or felling trees has become a favourite activity of man to extract assorted needs- be it medicines or paper. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an estimated 18 million acres (7.3 million hectare...

What Causes Forest Fires?

Forest fires are large uncontrolled fires that take place in the forest. Some of the fiercest fires occur in the forest because there is so much fuel (trees) to burn. Forest fires are a type of wildfire. Other types of wildfires include grass fire...

How You And Your Child Can Help Save Forests

Think about the last time you took a walk in the forest. Imagine the lush sheltering trees, a canopy of living green above you, tree roots spreading across the ground beneath your feet. You hear the sound of birds in the trees, animals foraging un...

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