News Archive

2016-08-08

IUFRO organized an international knowledge-sharing workshop in Rwanda in July 2016 on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) with the participation of more than 60 experts from over 10 countries in Africa and overseas. More...[more]

2016-07-18

IUFRO launches its policy brief on forest landscape restoration today at COFO 23 World Forest Week hosted at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.[more]

2016-06-12

Workshop on Systematic Review in Forest Science - Learning from Traditional Forest Knowledge within the framework of the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania in Beijing, China, 21-27 October, 2016, and is providing...[more]

2016-06-07

Congratulations to Mike Wingfield who has been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for International Scientists for 2016, by his alma mater, the University of Minnesota![more]

2016-05-23

IUFRO and IFSA are inviting applications for an internship with IUFRO.The intern will perform tasks in assistance to the various projects of IUFRO and will be stationed at the IUFRO Headquarters in Vienna. Overview of tasksStart...[more]

2016-05-18

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a Head of Resilience Programme, a senior professional with strong international research and leadership experience to develop EFI’s new Programme on Resilience. Duty station and...[more]

2016-03-21

Task Force on Forests, Soil and Water Interactions to bridge knowledge gaps, and future Global Forest Expert Panel to produce comprehensive scientific assessment on "forests and water".[more]

2016-03-15

IUFRO WFSE and FAO Finland Forestry Programme organized 1st of March 2016 an international seminar which was held in Helsinki, Finland, and supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.[more]

2016-03-08

Mike Wingfield speaks on how he sees the future of forest research globally, and about the role of forest research in light of the Paris Climate Agreement.[more]

2016-03-03

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) celebrates World Wildlife Day 2016 by launching the Glossary of Wildlife Management Terms and Definitions.[more]

2016-01-19

Jerry Vanclay, Coordinator of IUFRO's Task Force on Foresight for Forest Sector Planning, will hold a keynote speech at the Forest Policy Day during the EcoSocial Forum's Winter Conference. [more]

2015-12-17

On 6 December, Vice-President John Parrotta presented the GFEP report at Semi-Annual Meeting of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP).[more]

2015-12-17

This Occasional Paper presents the results of the EcoAdapt Project, a joint undertaking by four research and five civil society organizations from Europe and Latin America.[more]

2015-12-15

IUFRO-SPDC's Training Workshop in Selangor, Malaysia, has brought together 25 participants from 6 Asian countries. [more]

2015-12-15

The World Series Vol. 34 - Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation was officially presented on 6 December 2015 at the Thematic Pavilion on Nature and Climate Change of the...[more]

2015-12-01

As world leaders convene in 2015 to agree on Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal, the Forum will leverage this historic opportunity to shape the world’s development agenda for decades to come. [more]

2015-11-24

SPDC has coordinated feasibility studies of peer review processes for a validation and follow up of forest landscape restoration pledges. [more]

2015-11-12

The book "Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes", based on the assessment report of IUFRO's Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security will be presented at the GLF in Paris.[more]

2015-10-29

The International Forests and Water Dialogue, a two-day special event during the XIV World Forestry Congress, was conceived to encourage discussion on forest-water interactions and the integration of forest-water science,...[more]

2015-10-21

IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck delivered a statement on behalf of IUFRO on the occasion of the FOREST EUROPE 7th Ministerial Conference, taking place in Madrid from 20 to 21 October 2015.[more]

2015-10-13

First comprehensive assessment of post-logging recovery of above-ground carbon stored in trees across the whole Amazon Basin.[more]

2015-10-06

Forests and trees provide a vital source of food and nutrition to millions of people the world over. Tree-based systems are particularly critical for food security in drylands. [more]

2015-09-30

The deadline for submission of applications for the IFSA/IUFRO Junior Professional Officer has been extended to 11 October![more]

2015-09-19

IUFRO will celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a major scientific meeting in Freiburg, Germany in exactly two years on 19-22 September 2017.[more]

2015-09-16

Collaborative Partnership on Forests honors Ugandan community leader Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi.[more]

2015-09-15

The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees", the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa, concluded.[more]

2015-09-09

A new five-year action plan for forests and water was launched at the XIV World Forestry Congress, bringing together various stakeholders to better integrate water and forestry management.[more]

2015-09-02

If you come to the World Forestry Congress this September in Durban, South Africa, you are welcome to visit us at the IUFRO exhibition stand F9/F10 and attend the sessions organized and co-organized by IUFRO.[more]

2015-08-21

“Keeping invasive pests out of forests should be a top priority for all countries,” says IUFRO President Mike Wingfield, lead author of a paper on planted forest health published in Science on 21 August 2015. [more]

2015-08-17

After another successful year for IFSA and IUFRO, both parties are very happy to once again announce the opening for the IFSA/IUFRO Joint position.[more]

2015-08-11

The International Forestry Students’ Association IFSA met for this year’s International Forestry Students Symposium IFSS in Manila, the Philippines, from July 28 to August 10.[more]

2015-07-14

3-day IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop on Systematic Review in Forest Science. [more]

2015-06-15

On 25 June the expert panel chair, Professor B Vira, will discuss findings of the report in a panel discussion on "Forests, Food and Life" in the "Breathe Austria" Pavilion of the EXPO2015 in Milan. [more]

2015-06-09

The IUFRO Special Project: World Forests, Society and Environment has just published its latest newsletter![more]

2015-05-07

4 May 2015 - General statements by Groups and Member States[more]

2015-05-06

3-day IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop on science-policy interactions for forest and landscape restoration looked into a whole range subjects. [more]

2015-04-30

6 May 2015, 13:15 – 14:30, New York, United States. Join this side event to learn how IUFRO, CIFOR and ICRAF are supporting more informed decision-making about forests.[more]

2015-04-30

Forests hold the potential to contribute to sustainable local development in many regions of the world. For this potential to be realized, rural dwellers need access to healthy forests, and more. [more]

2015-04-15

Scientists underline crucial role of forests and trees as a renewable resource for multiple bio-products and the need for cross-sectoral cooperation at an IUFRO Symposium in Vienna.[more]

2015-03-23

IUFRO is pleased to announce the Bio-economy Symposium which will be held as part of the Austrian Forest Dialogue (Walddialog), prior to the IUFRO Enlarged Board meeting.[more]

2015-03-23

New York, 21 March —The sustainable management and conservation of forests must be considered in the design and implementation of the new sustainable development goals and the new climate change agreement to be adopted this...[more]

2015-03-19

At the Bonn Challenge 2.0 meeting on 20-21 March IUFRO presents a stoplight framework developed by IUFRO scientists to demonstrate how FLR can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation...[more]

2015-03-03

Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife (CPW) launches sourcebook on bushmeat.[more]

2015-02-16

IUFRO is pleased to announce the Bio-economy Symposium which will be held as part of the Austrian Forest Dialogue (Walddialog), prior to the IUFRO Enlarged Board meeting.[more]

2015-02-11

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF). The theme of the 2015 IDF is Forests | Climate | Change. Spread the word about IDF! [more]

2015-01-07

"Shifting global development discourses: Implications for forests and livelihoods"[more]

2014-12-17

IUFRO-SPDC Pre-Congress Training Workshops in connection with the XXIV IUFRO World Congress 2014; 29 September-3 October 2014 in Snowbird, Utah, USA; Venue: Snowbird Resort[more]

2014-12-08

Faced with a continuously expanding global population, particularly in developing countries, securing sufficient food for over 9 billion people by 2050 is of prime concern.[more]

2014-12-05

New Findings on the Dynamics between Forests, Land Use and Food Security[more]

2014-11-13

IUFRO Task Forces are established on a temporary basis to advance inter-disciplinary cooperation in inter-divisional forest research fields. Their focus is on emerging key issues that are of strong interests to policy makers and...[more]

2014-10-28

IUFRO and CIFOR organize a Discussion Forum on Sunday, 7 December, 16.00-17.30, presenting "New findings on the dynamics between forests, land use and food security".[more]

2014-10-11

In the Closing Ceremony to the XXIV IUFRO World Congress the Salt Lake City Declaration was presented.[more]

2014-10-11

Niels Elers Koch handed over the IUFRO Presidency at the 24th IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.[more]

2014-10-10

IUFRO and METLA sign a Memorandum of Understanding during the XXIV IUFRO World Congress to deepen good cooperation.[more]

2014-10-07

The 25th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) shall take place in Curitiba, Brazil, in October 2019. This is what the IUFRO International Council decided at its first meeting during...[more]

2014-10-04

Tomorrow, Sunday 5 October, the 2014 IUFRO World Congress will start in Salt Lake City. First activities include introductory sessions, a Tree Planting Ceremony and registration.[more]

2014-09-30

IUFRO Headquarters is pleased to announce the launch of the new IUFRO website. [more]

2014-09-23

During the last 2 years, ITTO and IUFRO have conducted a project on REDDES (Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services from Forests).[more]

2014-09-23

Join The Collaborative Partnership on Forests as it awards one extraordinary individual USD20,000 for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on them![more]

2014-09-18

Int'l meeting on genetics of five-needle pines and rusts of forest trees research discussed advances in gene conservation, genomics, rust resistance, impacts of climate change, and more... [more]

2014-09-18

"Future concepts in uneven-aged silviculture for a changing world" was the theme of 9th IUFRO International Conference on Uneven-aged Silviculture held last June in Birmensdorf, Switzerland.[more]

2014-09-17

A comprehensive study of the conditions that assist sustainable forest development will be published at the upcoming IUFRO World Congress this fall in Salt Lake City, USA.[more]

2014-09-03

Submit your blog showcasing the Congress theme "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People – The Role of Research" by 30th September! You can win a cash prize of $500 USD![more]

2014-08-11

We invite interested social media users, professionals, journalists, students, as well as beginners who have a desire to spread the word and promote the #IUFRO2014 Congress to join our SMT. More ...[more]

2014-07-08

The "Ozone and Plants" conference held in May in Beijing confirmed ozone to be a serious air pollution problem and addressed effects of ozone on ecosystem services provided by forests and grasslands.[more]

2014-07-08

The forum on "Linking Gender, Adaptation, Climate Change and Forestry/Resource Management" aimed to identify how gender affects the capacity of forest-based communities to adapt to climate.[more]

2014-06-30

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has extended the closing date for its prestigious Wangari Maathai Award.[more]

2014-06-03

The MEDINSECT conference in Antalya, Turkey, discussed entomological research in Mediterranean forest ecosystems and had a strong focus on Turkey with its high diversity of forest insects.[more]

2014-05-27

Submit the top twenty questions for forestry and landscapes that you think need to be asked![more]

2014-05-12

After a sucessful first year, IUFRO and IFSA are very happy again to invite applications for this position.[more]

2014-05-05

Acacia 2014 - Sustaining the Future of Acacia Plantation Forestry: The Acacia 2014 meeting focused primarily on plantation management for sustainable wood production, risk evaluation and management, genetics and breeding, and...[more]

2014-04-28

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), of which IUFRO is a member, is awarding one extraordinary individual USD20,000 for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on them![more]

2014-04-02

Dr. Alan Lucier, member of the Congress Organizing Committee of the 2014 IUFRO World Congress, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. [more]

2014-03-26

We are deeply saddened by the death of Professor Dr. Peter Glueck, who passed away on 3 March 2014.[more]

2014-02-25

Casuarina generates livelihood opportunities for farmers and agriculture-dependent labor force. An international workshop in Chennai, India, focused on this important species group.[more]

2014-02-25

The International Conference on Adopting REDD+ for Conservation, Sustainable Community Livelihood and Climate Change Mitigation held in Hong Kong searched for answers to this question.[more]

2014-02-20

Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running over a seven year period (2014 to 2020).[more]

2014-01-28

Diverse aspects of the relationship between biodiversity and population in the context of climate disturbance were discussed at a meeting in December at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.[more]

2014-01-28

The 2013 Workshop on Decision Support Systems and the ForestDSS Community of Practice presented research and development of decision support systems for sustainable forest management and policy advice.[more]

2013-12-12

From adhesive suppliers to users of the downstream product, from industry to academia, government, or NGO, this conference brought together leaders in the field from around the world. More... [more]

2013-12-05

The panel will prepare a comprehensive global assessment of available scientific information about the relationship of forests and trees with food security and nutrition.[more]

2013-12-03

Come to the 24th IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City on 5-11 October to share knowledge and meet colleagues from around the world! Early-bird registration rates will be available through April 2014. More…[more]

2013-11-05

Current research activities concerning the pine wood nematode, its vector and related microorganisms and pine wilt disease worldwide were addressed at IUFRO conference in Germany.[more]

2013-11-05

At a IUFRO conference in Canada scientists discussed latest findings related to the ecology and management of forest insects, and the potential for climate and climate change to affect their dynamics.[more]

2013-11-05

IUFRO conference in Japan highlighted the importance of a gender perspective for understanding the present situation and future development of community-based forestry and small-scale forestry. [more]

2013-10-01

IUFRO conference in Brazil on impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems stresses importance of unifying research and evidence from the northern and southern hemispheres.[more]

2013-10-01

IUFRO Task Force conference on resources for the future addresses implications of globalization for forests, plantations, bioproducts and advanced building systems and forest ecosystem services.[more]

2013-09-24

Abstract submission continues to be open, while a new Congress Booklet provides Up to date information on anything Congress![more]

2013-09-15

IUFRO-SPDC's 30th ANNIVERSARY IUFRO-SPDC has been operational for 30 years now! [more]

2013-09-05

The lack of knowledge about the presence and frequency of occurrence of viral diseases in forest trees gives the impression that they are rare and not so important. However, the opposite is the case...[more]

2013-08-29

Cecil Konijnendijk, professor of green space management at the University of Copenhagen, wins the L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). [more]

2013-07-18

3rd International Congress on Planted Forests and the preceding workshops investigated contributions of planted forests to sustainable development in the context of global changes.[more]

2013-07-18

Conference on primeval beech forests calls for common multidisciplinary scientific platform to share achievements on structure, dynamics and biodiversity of European beech primeval forests.[more]

2013-07-18

Sustainable interventions in mountainous forest areas represent a key issue and demand a deep understanding of the relationship between products, management practices and site susceptibility.[more]

2013-07-03

The European Forest Week (9-13 December 2013) will be celebrated throughout Europe, with special events in Rovaniemi, Finland, during Metsä2013. Apply for parallel events and side events … [more]

2013-07-03

IUFROLAT 2013 was a wonderful experience as it brought together a unique range of actors from the natural resources sector of Latin America. Spanish and English versions of the conclusions are now available![more]

2013-06-15

IUFRO-SPDC has a new name and is now called "Special Programme for Development of Capacities".[more]

2013-06-11

A workshop on "Lidar Applications in Forest Inventory and Related Statistical Issues" in Italy looked into the use of space-borne or air-borne lidar data for the estimation of forest attributes.[more]

2013-06-11

The 2013 FORSYS Conference in Sweden discussed the state-of-the art on the development and use of decision support systems that enhance forest management planning and forest policy analysis.[more]

2013-06-10

IFSA and IUFRO are cooperating even closer: the two organizations are offering a 40-hour position, divided equally between IFSA and IUFRO.[more]