International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF)
The International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international network of wood enthusiasts, dedicated to the research, education and promotion of wood culture founded in 2007.
Collaboration with IUFRO has been mainly for the World Wood Day celebrations through scientific symposia co-organized by IUFRO Units and through joint communication activities.
The idea and concept of the World Wood Day event was first introduced by the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and has subsequently been sponsored by the World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF). The inaugural celebration (2013) of WWD was held in Tanzania and its conclusion spurred the initiation and ultimately the establishment of the World Wood Day Foundation. WWD is celebrated every year around 21 March.
Both organizations (IWCS and WWDF) also participated at IUFRO World Congresses. Some officeholders of IUFRO Division 5 also hold positions in IWCS and WWDF.
- 2022 World Wood Day Online Symposium and 4th IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium, http://www.worldwoodday.org/2022/regions_event/39
- 2021 World Wood Day Virtual Symposium and 3rd IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium; video message by IUFRO President on the occasion of WWD
- 2020 Video message by IUFRO President on the occasion of WWD
- 2019 WWD Symposium and 2nd IUFRO Forest Products Culture Research Group Colloquium, Involvement of Joint IFSA-IUFRO Task Force on Forest Education
- Increased IUFRO HQ communication activities due to the fact that WWD was celebrated in Austria
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