International Day of Forests -Be a South African species spotter

In celebration of International Day of Forests on 21 March, Forestry South Africa has developed a handy printable infographic to help you identify some of the priority species that call forestry-owned land home.

With self-isolation and social distancing mandatory, you may be hard-pressed to find non-contact activities for your family. If you can get out and about, make use of Forestry Explained recreational map for a number of attractions around the country. (Make sure they have not closed or changed their visitor rules due to COVID-19.)

If you spot one or more of the critters or creatures depicted on Forestry South Africa’s infographic, be sure to post it to Instagram. Make sure you tag @forestry_explained and include the date, location (GPS if you have it) and time.

If you’re not on Instagram, email your photos and information to info@forestryexplained.co.za.

Your contributions will be help us to make a positive contribution to biodiversity conservation in South Africa.

About International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. On this day, we celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organise activities concerning forests and trees. The central theme for the International Day of Forests 2020, chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, is ‘Forests and Biodiversity: Too precious to lose’.  

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