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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
The conference of the IUFRO Task Force Forests for People aims at building a systematic body of knowledge about "forests for people" and its various facets, including possible future trends and challenges. This conference and the follow-up process want to integrate not only the knowledge across all Divisions of IUFRO but include the knowledge outside IUFRO as well.
The main conference themes are:
The conference is addressed to forest managers, scientists, science administrators, policy makers and the interested public audience.
The conference is organized by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences.
The World Teak Conference 2013 "Sharing our Planet: Teak Model Development towards the Improvement of Mankind” in Thailand examined the multiple aspects of teak cultivation and management.
Participants at the symposium "MORIOKA 2013: Global Forest Products Marketing and Forest Certification in a Green Economy" discussed strategies and challenges of the forest sector in a green economy.
IUFRO celebrated the first International Day of Forests on 21 March with an official opening of its new offices located in the building of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Life.
United Nations, Observing First International Day of Forests, Celebrates Their Vital, Life-sustaining Role: UN Press Release
2013 is a special year for forests, with many activities and initiatives underway to recognize and strengthen the important role forests play in our lives.