World Rainforest Day 2022: World Rainforest Day is celebrated on June 2 every year after it was launched in 2017. Rainforests host some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the world. Despite covering just 6% of the earth’s surface, rainforests are home to around 50 per cent of all terrestrial biodiversity.
World Rainforest Day Theme
World Rainforest Day was created in 2017 to celebrate the importance and diversity of rainforests and foster a sense of shared global responsibility to protect rainforests around the world.
This year it’s the 5th edition of the day and the theme is “The Time Is Now”
The focus of World Rainforest Day lies in the fact that one should remain positive and think of methods to preserve rainforests. These rainforests circulate oxygen, keep our water clean, absorb carbon dioxide and help in keeping local communities alive.
Significance Of World Rainforest Day
The day is celebrated in order to raise awareness about the importance of rainforests and what it does for us. By coming together, we can effectively protect these rainforests and preserve their lifespan just the way it has been doing the same for us for so many years.
So, this World Rainforest Day let us all come together and work towards conserving the rainforests.
World Rainforest Day 2022: Largest Surviving Rainforests
1. Amazon Rainforest: The Amazon rainforest is the world’s biggest and most well-known rainforest.
2. Congo Rainforest: The Congo Basin has the world’s second-biggest section of the tropical rainforest and accounts for 60 per cent of Central Africa’s lowland primary forest.
3. Sundaland: Sundaland comprises the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, and Java, as well as Peninsular Malaysia.
4. Atlantic Forest: The Atlantic Forest is formerly stretched from north-eastern Brazil into Argentina and Paraguay’s hinterlands.
5. Guinean Forests of West Africa: The Guinean Forests of West Africa are the lowlands tropical forests that stretch from Liberia and Sierra Leone to the Nigerian-Cameroon border.