El Salvador Recognises Forests as Living Entities
- On 5th June, 2019 i.e. on the World Environment Day, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved a pronouncement recognising the forests as living entities.
- The pronouncement states that each person must commit to caring for, preserving, and respecting forests, and to promoting concrete actions that expand forests in El Salvador.
- El Salvador lost about 85 % of its native forests since the 1960s, while the Earth lost about 80 % of its native forests.
- El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated of the seven Central American countries. It’s capital is San Salvador.