Education critical to ensure future of forests: UN.

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The United Nations on Friday drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.
Marking the 2019 International Day of Forests, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness amongst young people about their sustainable use and conservation, and some of the major challenges related to forestry education.
Despite the well documented and important role that forests play in keeping the environment healthy and helping to address global challenges such as climate change through the capture of greenhouse gases, many people have little knowledge of the many ways that forests support human life, or the grave dangers many forests face.


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