Today is International Day of the Tropics.
The day, marked every June 29, celebrates and recognizes the tropic’s diversity and the land’s potential.
International Day of the Tropics was designated to raise awareness about the specific challenges faced by tropical nations and to also celebrate the extraordinary diversity of the tropics.
The tropical region faces several challenges such as climate change, deforestation, logging, urbanisation and demographic changes.
The Tropics are a region of the Earth, roughly defined as the area between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn.