Significance of Beech Forests on the UNESCO World Heritage Day

The UNESCO World Heritage Day or International Day for Monuments and Sites is an international celebration held annually on the 18th of April around the globe. Each year has a different theme and this year’s theme is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures“. The aim of this day is to promoting the diversity of natural and cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and threats as well as the efforts needed for their protection and conservation. This day remind us of the importance of preserving our ancient heritage, which have an outstanding universal value.

To celebrate the World Heritage Day during the Covid-19 era, read our infographic about the international importance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe‘.

The BEECH POWER project is the result of an international need of cooperation to safeguard the last old-growth beech forest ecosystems in times of rapidly growing global demands for timber and tree biomass.