News Archive


Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, and IUFRO will co-host an open "Science meets Business" dialogue at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress this September in Freiburg, Germany. [more]


IUFRO-SPDC, together with the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the US Forest Service, will hold a Knowledge-sharing Workshop and Ministerial-level Meeting in...[more]


IUFRO-WFSE held a side event at UNFF12 in New York.[more]


In the 25 weeks leading up to the Congress members and partners of IUFRO from all over the world will tell us what "interconnecting forests, science and people" means to them. [more]


Make your plans for the IUFRO 2017 Congress in Freiburg, Germany! Find information on registration and exciting program details in the latest Congress Newsletter 02/2017![more]


Expressions of interest are invited for a 3-day training workshop on systematic review in forest science, to be held as pre-conference event in connection with the 7th Forest Science Symposium “Research Underpinning the...[more]


Available for download: Case studies from around the world provide an insight into experiences and success of FLR projects.   In each case, emphasis in the descriptions is placed on the contribution of restoring...[more]


For several years, the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO), as one of IFSA's partners, has been offering an internship opportunity to students from IFSA Local Committees.[more]


The IUFRO World Congress 2019 will be an opportunity to honour outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to forestry with a range of IUFRO Awards. [more]


IUFRO’s thematic networking strengthens collaboration among scientists and forest experts across countries and continents[more]


Fostering Partnerships to Build Coherence and Support for Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration.[more]


In this interview Prof. Michael Wingfield, IUFRO President, reflects upon his expectations of and impressions from the recent IUFRO AO Congress in Beijing, China.[more]


The most recent GFEP global assessment report on "Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade" is officially launched at the CBD COP13 in Cancún, Mexico, on 3 December 2016.[more]


The 1st IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania recognized the role of forest research in providing solutions to tackle the challenges related to forests and sustainable development. [more]


APFNet Session at Asia-Oceania Congress with representatives from international organizations and governmental forestry research institutes.[more]


Honorary Membership is the highest award of IUFRO and acknowledges individuals who have rendered particularly important and outstanding services to IUFRO. [more]


The International Conference on Forest Multifunctional Management – the 4th Forest Science Forum is taking place back to back with the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania in Bejing, China, from 24-26 October 2016.[more]


Read about the keynote address delivered by Zhang Shougong, Chinese Academy of Forestry, on Latest Progresses of Silviculture Research in China at the IUFRO Regional Asia-Oceania Congress.[more]


IUFRO enters into Memorandum of Understanding with Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet). [more]


A IUFRO-SPDC 3-day training workshop prior to #IUFROAO2016 in Bejing introduced participants to systematic review in forest science.[more]


Interview with Professor Zhang Shougong, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), keynote speaker at the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China, 24-27 October 2016. [more]


The First Belum Rain Forest Summit showcases conservation efforts for the Belum Temengor Rain Forest.[more]


Interview with Professor Don Koo Lee, Republic of Korea, keynote speaker at the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China, 24-27 October 2016[more]


IUFRO-SPDC Workshops in Rwanda and El Salvador have provided opportunities for knowledge-sharing on Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation. [more]


Interview with Professor Makoto Yokohari, keynote speaker at the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China, this October.[more]


Read the first of a series of four interviews with the keynote speakers of the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress in Beijing, China![more]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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


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]


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


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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


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


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


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


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]


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]


“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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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


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


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


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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


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


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


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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]


"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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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


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


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]


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]


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


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


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