International Day of Forests

March 21 – International Day of Forests.

The International Day of Forests is celebrated on March 21, according to the decision of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. The purpose of the holiday is to draw attention to the importance of forests in life on the planet, to raise public awareness of their extremely important role.

Mykolaiv Zoo joins the celebration of this important day. After all, our zoo has not only a large collection of representatives of the animal world, but also a collection of rare species of trees, which form the basis of an arboretum that is extremely beautiful in all seasons. The trees of the park, some of which are more than 40 years old, create a special climate in the zoo even on a hot day. An alley of blue spruces, huge sycamores, birch groves, compositions of conifers emit healing phytoncides that bring invaluable benefits to human health.

All these trees are grown by the zoo staff. Every year we bring and plant rare species of trees and bushes. The collection of trees and shrubs now includes about 200 species. Among them are ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo), tulip tree (Liriodendron), dawn redwood (Metasequoia), Moutan peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), Japanese cherry or sakura (Sakura), common yew (Txus baccta) and others. Modern Mykolaiv Zoo is a real green oasis of nature in the center of a big city...

We are convinced that the growth of ecological awareness of citizens, the formation of a culture of behavior in nature and activity in planting trees and creating new forest plantations will be able to save the planet! So let's join this very important cause!!!