After a break of 3 years caused by the coronavirus pandemic, another 1,000 trees were planted in the SAMBO Forest in the Colombian city of Cali.
The action took place on March 22 as part of the World Water Day with the support of the government of the department of Valle del Cauca, reports FIAS.
“This time the event was attended by a large number of volunteers from Colombia. These are young caring guys, from elementary school students to representatives of various organizations who wanted to contribute to the protection of the ecology of their country and the popularization of SAMBO. I think that even those of them who have not practiced SAMBO until now have received an additional source of motivation to discover this sport for themselves,” said Omar Lopera, FIAS Vice President, President of the Pan American SAMBO Union.
World Water Day, within which the action took place, is aimed at raising awareness of the 2.2 billion people who do not have access to safe water. The main objective of World Water Day is to support the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Interestingly, on March 21, on the eve of the action, the world celebrated the International Day of Forests, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. The goal set by the organization is to draw attention to the importance of all types of forests and the problem of their conservation. In turn, FIAS draws attention to the relevance of the tasks of the International Day of the Forest and the World Day of Water Resources.
Statistically, forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, with more than 60,000 tree species.
“Forests and sustainable production and consumption” – is the theme of the International Day of Forests in 2022 is for the benefit of people and the planet. Today, wood is used in various fields, including space exploration. Therefore, the consumption and production of wood are vital to our planet.
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