Text by Giulia Gasperoni
We want to celebrate the beauty and power of wildlife with some of our favourite pictures.
The theme for 2021 is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet". A forest is not just the exotic setting for an adventure novel or the enticing picture to use as a screensaver, it is a living and breathing entity that provides shelter, sustenance, comfort, nourishment to many communities around the globe.
Forest or river, mountain or valley, lake or desert - every habitat and ecosystem on Earth has value and purpose. By damaging even one little bit (and we have been doing much worse than that), the whole world suffers.
Join us in celebrating beautiful, wild Mother Nature and take a moment to reflect about how you can contribute to a healthier and happier planet with your daily choices.
Some of the endangered plants at a nursery in the Kruger National Park. It now has stock of over 185 KNP plant species ranging from trees and shrubs to aloes and other interesting succulents. Included in this number are the critically endangered Swazi Lily and the Wild Ginger, both of which are under cultivation in the nursery. Image credit Dianah Chiyangwa