Learn to love forests, learn about Humans of the Forests!
22 March 2019 Forests in photos
Forests provide so much. They are beautiful, they keep our water fresh, they clean our air, and their timber is an important renewable and sustainable resource for so many of our day-to-day products.
Yet there is so much more about forests than meets the eye, and forests inspire and evoke deep emotions in many of us. It is these emotions that we want to capture with our new video series, “Humans of the Forests”.
Launched today, on the International Day of Forests, at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region in Geneva, Switzerland, Humans of the Forests portray humans that are passionate about forests, providing a glimpse at the multitude of reasons why we love forests.
Showcasing real stories of real people dedicated to caring for our forests, this video series allows all of us discover what forests mean to them as they share their passion with us.
We begin in Italy, with Anna, who introduces us to the daily work of a forest manager and tells us about women in forestry. Then we meet Roberto, who lost his home in a devastating earthquake, but is determined to rebuild his village with PEFC-certified wood – from Anna’s forest.
Then it’s across the ocean to Chile, where José Daniel has spent his entire professional life – more than 40 years – as a forest worker, never losing his love for the “green gold”. We get introduced to Sonia, an indigenous Mapuche woman, who has created her own business based on the herbs and fruits forests provide her with.
We conclude with Nancy, whose job is breath-taking in every sense of the word: Being able to enjoy the beautiful landscape the forests beneath her provide, her job on a fire tower is to detect fires, especially in the hot and dry summers of Southern Chile.
Look out for more instalments on our various social media platforms and meet the Humans of the Forests!