World Rainforest Day is observed annually on June 22 to honour and promote the rainforests all over the world and raise the issue of their conservation.
World Rainforests Day was firstly celebrated in 2017 by a non-profit named Rainforest Partnership that works towards conserving rainforests through effective collaboration groups. This day symbolizes the rainforest as a tool that can fight climate change in the most effective and powerful way.
Also, this day is marked to trigger a global movement to save and restore the rainforests.
World Rainforest Day 2022 theme
The theme of World Rainforest Day 2022 is ‘The Time is Now’. A number of initiatives are taken on World Rainforest Day to impact the rainforests and preserve them.
Only 6 percent of Earth’s surface, rainforests have a home, and around 50 percent of all terrestrial biodiversity is found on Earth. The theme allows us to take initiative to save the forest and the diverse life it harbors.
World Rainforest Day 2022: Significance
The world depends on rainforests in many ways.
Amazon, the biggest rainforest supplies 20 percent of the oxygen and vital fresh water as well. Rainforests play an important role to fight against global warming by absorbing excess carbon dioxide and helps in to stabilize climate patterns.