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We should rediscover the joy of being in the forest

Jul 20 2018

This July we hear from Paolo Salvadori, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, as he explains how forests inspire him and why they are the perfect place for taking pictures.

The Joy of Living the Natures Breath Paolo Salvadori

How do you feel about forests?

Whenever I have the opportunity to spend some free time away from my job, I go walking in the forest with my wife and friends. I love breathing the pure air and discovering new places, and I feel so lucky to live in Sardinia, which is full of forests and nature.

We all should rediscover the joy of being in the forest and learn to enjoy the silence, light and scent. These tender moments are often taken away from us in today’s hectic world.

How did the forest inspire you to take your winning photo?

What place could be better for taking family photos than a forest? Mum and dad playing with their little daughter, living the essence of nature and the pure joy of this earth among the big trees.

Forests are the perfect place for people who fully respect the habitat of animals and plants, as we have done for hundreds of thousands of years.

What you think of the work that an organization such as PEFC does to care for forests?

The work of an organization such as PEFC is very important and something that we all need to value. People need to know how important it is to take care of our forests, nature, fauna and flora!

We can only continue to live and breathe if we respect these essential things, and PEFC helps to protect them. We are lucky and should be thankful to have associations like this.

About the contest

In 2017 we held the first ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Taking place in 23 countries, we received over 11,000 photos from forests around the world.

From the thousands of photos received, we chose our top 12 images, all of which can be been here. For every month of 2018, we will be showcasing one of these photos.

See the photos from earlier in the year: