MP Sir Robert Smith has signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour, highlighting the importance of protecting the world’s forests.
Earth Hour which takes place on Saturday March 28 at 8:30pm, is WWF’s annual global grassroots movement where millions of people around the world come together to switch off their lights for one hour in a symbolic act of support to show they care about our planet.
WWF-UK’s forest campaign highlights the issue of illegally sourced timber and unsustainable forest management, and aims to make responsible forest trade the norm.
The world has lost nearly half its forests, and only a tenth of what remains is protected. And global demand for wood for timber, paper and fuel is set to triple by 2050. For more information on WWF’s Forest Campaign visit wwf.org.uk/saveforests
Sir Robert said: “Our planet is under pressure and we are facing huge environmental challenges including illegal logging and unsustainable management of forests.
“It is genuinely inspiring that millions of people across the globe will come together on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm to celebrate Earth Hour and take positive action to protect our natural world.”