Ghana to mark International Day of Forests, targets to plant 10 million trees


Ghana will mark this year’s International Day of Forests with a series of tree-planting exercises across the country, with a target of planting 10 million seedlings.

Dubbed Green Ghana Day, which will be undertaken on June 9, 2023, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission will distribute and plant 10 million seedlings, while nurturing the over 30 million seedings planted during the 2021 and 2022 editions of Green Ghana Day.

The Forestry Commission says in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the day would be commemorated with other activities, including Media Interactions, Exhibition, Quiz Competition by ‘Anumele Cluster of Schools’ and a Debate.

The United Nations has declared March 21, of every year, as International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness on the critical role forests and trees play to sustain life on the planet and the need to protect these precious resources.

The celebration each year is to draw public attention to the need to protect and sustainably manage the forest and trees, which is sadly under considerable threat in several countries from a number of human-induced factors, including unsustainable agricultural practices, illegal logging and wildfire, amongst others.

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