As the main agency spearheading the celebration of International Day of Forests (IDF) every March 21, the Forest Management Bureau again brought forests closer to the Filipino people through the conduct of activities focusing on recovery and well-being.
A webinar held on March 22 entitled, “Forest Restoration: A Path to Recovery” spread the key messages of the IDF 2021 theme through various presentations from esteemed speakers which highlighted the valuable benefits and contributions of forest restoration on human health, food security, environmental and climatic condition, provision of green jobs, stakeholder engagement, and healing.
In his message, Assistant Secretary and concurrent FMB Director Marcial C. Amaro said the IDF “serves as a reminder to always strive to go beyond reforestation, and aim to address bigger national issues.”
After the webinar, the Forest Wellness Week was conducted from March 23 to 26 to showcase urban green spaces as venues for improvement of well-being and healing through activities such as yoga, Zumba, high-intensity interval training, and shadow karate. Such activities were streamed via zoom and can be viewed again at the FMB facebook page.