Activities and events

No upcoming meetings found for Task Force on Forests and Human Health.

Calendar of Meetings

Overview of planned activties

Plan of Action - Update 26 November 2012

Past Task Force meetings

  • Metsä2013 Side event: Forest biomasses as a source of novel bioactive compounds; Rovaniemi, Finland; 10 December 2013. Flyer


  • Forests, human health and well-being: findings of IUFRO's recent science initiatives;
    Buenos Aires, Argentina; 19 October 2009, 12.45–14.15 h;
    Side Event organized by IUFRO Task Forces "Forests and Human Health", "Traditional Forest Knowledge" and "Improving the Lives of People in Forests" at the XIII World Forestry Congress.
    1st Announcement - Programme


  • Steering committee meeting of the IUFRO Task Force on Forests and Human Health; Buenos Aires, Argentina; 20 October 2009



  • The kick-off meeting of the Task Force was held in connection with the IUFRO Division VI Symposium on the 15th August 2007, in Finland.

    Please find below the powerpoint presentations given at the kick-off meeting of the Task Force which took place in Saariselkä, Finland, on the 15th of August 2007.

    Powerpoint presentations:

    • IUFRO Task Force Forests and Human Health, ForHealth, 2007-2011 (by Hannu Raitio), PDF (2840 KB)
    • Forests and Human Health, Introduction of Practice in Japan (by Yoshifumi Miyazaki), PDF (875 KB)
    • What is an IUFRO Task Force (by Risto Seppälä), PDF (160 KB)
    • Cost Action E39: Forests, Trees and Human Health and Wellbeing (by Marcus Sangster), PDF (395 KB)
    • Forests and Human Health: Strengthening the Impact of Science and Policy Initiatives in the United States (by Steve Selin), PDF (800 KB)

Related other meetings

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2008 February 25-28. COHAB 2 - The Second International Conference on Health and Biodiversity, Galway, Ireland.

2008 April 30. Symposium on Forests and Human Health, Marrakesh, Morocco. Arranged by IUFRO Task Force on Forests and Human Health in co-operation with University Cadi Ayyad, SYLVA-WORLD for Development and the Protection of Forests and the Environment, and IUFRO Secretariat. More information and registration

2008 May 28-31. Forest recreation & tourism serving urbanised societies. Hämeenlinna, Finland. Joint final conference of Forest for recreation and tourism (COST E33) and 11th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF).

2008 July 15-23. 16th International Congress of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences, Kunming, China.

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