News

2021-05-04

A recent special section in Ambio: A Journal of Environment and Society pulls together studies that look at how perceptions of the forest-based bioeconomy differ across countries and social groups.[more]

2021-04-27

"We know that in times of crises forests and other natural resources really are the safety net for the poor", remarked Mette Løyche Wilkie, Chair, Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), at the closing session of this...[more]

2021-04-07

Read an interview about the role of gender in forestry, find out what happened on World Wood Day, get updated on recent webinars and online conferences, and learn about new publications, upcoming events and more…[more]

2021-03-23

The FAO-ITTO-IUFRO Global Forest Education Project invites short videos to help increase awareness and understanding of forests and forest-related professions. Get inspired by watching the first videos and participate yourself...[more]

2021-03-22

IUFRO Occasional Paper 33 now in French - 'Mise en œuvre de la restauration des paysages forestiers: Leçons apprises de paysages sélectionnés en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine' est maintenant disponible en français![more]

2021-03-22

Leaf through this beautiful brochure published by the Congress Organizers and feel inspired to participate in initiatives like this which demonstrate the strength of forestry research![more]

2021-03-21

In many countries land degradation is severe and widespread, and restoration will be a task for many years to come. So, capacities there must be enhanced to help shape a more sustainable world.[more]

2021-03-08

The IUFRO Task Force "Gender Equality in Forestry" presents the first four in a series of cases that look at gender mainstreaming initiatives in countries and regions of the Global North and South.[more]

2021-03-04

On this year's World Wildlife Day on 3 March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged governments, businesses and people everywhere to scale up efforts to conserve forests and forest species, and to support and listen to the...[more]

2021-03-01

This issue puts a spotlight on research in forest products culture, informs about new projects of IUFRO's GFEP Programme, includes reports from recent online events, shows how IUFRO contributes to forest restoration efforts in...[more]

2021-02-11

ISC Members, Affiliated Bodies and partners are invited to nominate individuals or groups of individuals who contribute to the promotion of science as a global public good for the ISC Awards Programme 2021 in several...[more]

2021-01-27

Read an in-depth interview about landscape ecology, learn about SPDC forest landscape restoration trainings, find reports from recent webinars and meetings, get to know activities of IUFRO Members, and more…[more]

2021-01-26

IUFRO Task Force aims to fill research gaps regarding forests/forest carbon, climate and water interactions and their effects on forest water use, water supply and flow regime. More…[more]

2021-01-21

At the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference, the GLF community came together and encouraged the world to harness the power of landscapes for transformative change towards radical inclusivity and sustainability.[more]

2021-01-18

Connecting women in forestry is the central theme of the international conference Forests in Women's Hands. Register now for this networking event to be held online from WALDCAMPUS Austria in Traunkirchen on 12-13 April 2021.[more]

2020-12-14

IUFRO Task Force works towards maintaining diversity of forest genetic resources in the Mediterranean region to support the adaptation of future forests to environmental changes. [more]

2020-12-10

It's the Season to talk about Christmas trees! It's also the time to report about the many successful webinars, virtual meetings and online trainings in IUFRO, to present latest publications, announce new opportunities to get...[more]

2020-11-23

The time is now to make forest restoration (FLR) at scale a success. This study seeks to better understand enabling governance and economic factors that can inform FLR implementation, based on sound evidence gathered from diverse...[more]

2020-11-16

Tree mortality appears to be increasing at unprecedented rates. One may be tempted to think: So what? Trees regenerate. They'll grow back. But, for a lot of reasons, it's not quite that simple.[more]

2020-11-09

The Forest Landscape Restoration Practitioner's Guide is now available in French![more]

2020-11-05

How can the risks from zoonotic diseased be reduced? The CPW has elatorated four guiding principles![more]

2020-11-04

Find out about latest products and activities of IUFRO in the field of forest landscape restoration, read about topical publications including the new GFEP report on forests and poverty, news from members, and more… [more]

2020-11-03

Participants of a conference on the social and ecological value added of small-scale forestry identified a need to focus more on small-scale labor-intensive activities in the bio-economy context, including the non-wood products...[more]

2020-10-15

This comprehensive report presents the outcomes of the 7th scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of the Global Forest Expert Panels initiative (GFEP).[more]

2020-10-12

Forests and tree landscapes should be at the heart of building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) said in a joint statement.[more]

2020-10-05

In many parts of the world, fire activity and its aftermath can be linked to economic forces. Read about the work of IUFRO's Fire$: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity Task Force.[more]

2020-09-30

Read a message from the IUFRO President, an interview about the importance of forest science communication; learn about the forthcoming launch of the GFEP global assessment of forests and poverty, and much more… [more]

2020-09-28

Recent survey paper "Forest Landscape Restoration – What Generates Failure and Success" highlights various problems and success factors with FLR projects on a global scale.[more]

2020-09-22

The IUFRO Task Force 'Resilient Planted Forests Serving Society and Bioeconomy' explores the implications for the sustainability of planted forests. It aims to add evidence-based support to discussions on the issue.[more]

2020-09-01

Find an interesting array of research papers and new publications authored or co-authored by IUFRO Officeholders and/or showcasing findings of IUFRO Member Organizations. Also meet our new IUFRO-GFEP colleague, learn about...[more]

2020-08-24

This book presents biographical sketches of recipients of the IUFRO Distinguished Service Award.[more]

2020-08-13

Biodiversity can be considered as an index of planetary health.[more]

2020-07-29

IUFRO Task Force on Unlocking the Bioeconomy and Non-Timber Forest Products aims to support the integration of non-timber forest products into bioeconomic approaches worldwide.[more]

2020-07-06

Join WFSE at a side event during the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).[more]

2020-06-29

This issue of IUFRO news focuses on three main areas: forest education and job perspectives; tree health and invasive species; urban forests and green space. Find news from Member Organizations and much more![more]

2020-06-18

When one thinks of forests, forestry and forest research, gender equality is probably not the first thing that springs to mind. But it actually makes a lot of sense. Read on to find out why…[more]

2020-05-28

An increasing risk of forest fires in the European Alps has led to a white paper entitled "Forest Fires in the Alps". It proposes a framework for integrated fire management. [more]

2020-05-27

Read how IUFRO addresses social innovation in rural areas, why IUFRO-WFSE has started to work on forest restoration, what the IFSA President thinks about studying forestry, and more…[more]

2020-05-26

Read about the great variety of activities in the IUFRO network and the exciting XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. Those were the days…[more]

2020-05-14

While there is a large body of knowledge in environmental education, research on forest education is meager. The Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education wants to raise awareness on this gap.[more]

2020-05-06

IUFRO's Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment (WFSE) has started work on its latest project.[more]

2020-04-23

Read a message by the IUFRO President to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, an article about the threats of globalization to forest health, a report about the first virtual GFEP meeting, and much more…[more]

2020-03-23

Read about how this IUFRO Task Force provides and communicates the scientific basis for transforming forest landscapes to climate-resilient land use systems![more]

2020-03-18

Happy International Day of Forests! This issue presents new publications and publication projects in the context of biodiversity, forest landscape restoration, the role of forests in poverty alleviation, etc.[more]

2020-03-12

Introduction to a new series of Spotlight articles with a focus on IUFRO's nine Task Forces by Dr. Shirong Liu, IUFRO Vice-President for Task Forces, and Dr. John Parrotta, IUFRO President.[more]

2020-02-18

The World Wood Day 2020 Organizing Committee has been closely monitoring the epidemic situation of the Coronavirus.[more]

2020-02-14

A publication prepared by contributors to the "FLR Snapshot Scientific Analysis Project" led by the IUFRO Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC).[more]

2020-02-05

Summary report of a Think Tank meeting between IUFRO scientists and representatives of the forest business sector looking at the case of Central Europe and providing an outlook for the 21st century[more]

2020-01-28

The IUFRO Seed Orchard Conference 2019 in Nanjing, China, discussed a broad variety of topics from seed orchard design and management to genomic selection, and adaptation of forest trees to a changing climate. [more]

2020-01-28

This issue puts the focus on special species such as maritime pine and Korean pine and reports from meetings on seed orchards under climate change, bioeconomy, wood science etc.[more]

2019-12-12

A new comprehensive assessment of potential and anticipated impacts of efforts towards attaining the different SDGs on forests and forest-related livelihoods and development has just been published. [more]

2019-12-11

Participants of the Sixth International Casuarina Workshop strongly suggested to quantify the overall socio-economic and environmental benefits of Casuarina planting to better inform industry and policy.[more]

2019-12-11

IUFRO Units have been extremely busy this autumn! Find information on a wide range of activities in addition to the IUFRO World Congress, including meetings, publications, and collaborative efforts! [more]

2019-12-05

In November 2019 the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) entered into a multiyear strategic partnership with the aim to...[more]

2019-11-05

Looking back on the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil - an overview of Congress events, awards and changes in the IUFRO leadership, and much more…[more]

2019-10-05

(Curitiba, 5 October 2019) As of today, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has a new President. [more]

2019-10-05

At the 25th IUFRO World Congress there is common understanding regarding the critical role that forests, trees and forest products play for the future of the planet. [more]

2019-10-04

IUFRO and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the 25th IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil.[more]

2019-09-24

Using 21st century technology to examine the dynamics of land use and land cover (LULC) in tropical forests over time, and how those forests are affected by the changes, will be discussed at the IUFRO World Congress in Brazil.[more]

2019-09-23

Two main focus areas of this conference were the equal validity of Western and Indigenous knowledge systems, and the urgent need to collaborate with the holders of traditional ecological knowledge to safeguard the planet's...[more]

2019-09-23

Find a selection of IUFRO2019 Congress sessions that could be of interest to you! Read reports from meetings on white pine blister rust, traditional forest knowledge, and the new GFEP on forests and poverty! Learn about new...[more]

2019-09-16

Traditional forest knowledge is typically based on very-long term experience of a particular location. This knowledge can be of vital importance for contemporary forest management.[more]

2019-09-09

The drivers of deforestation are multiple and they interact in many ways. Yet, there are many possible solutions and tools to tackle the problem of deforestation and to help make forests more resilient to climate change.[more]

2019-09-04

The IUFRO World Congress offers a timely opportunity to bring together specialists in forest radioecology to promote the understanding of radioactive contamination of forests after a severe nuclear accident.[more]

2019-09-03

In a special issue of IUFRO News the names of the recipients of IUFRO's prestigious scientific awards to be presented during the IUFRO 2019 Congress are released.[more]

2019-08-12

IUFRO Congress session will discuss basic ecological processes and their interactions in various forest ecosystems as well as biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services in relation to forest management.[more]

2019-07-31

While the rigor of science and the underlying data can be appreciated by other scientists, wider communications demand more than a peer-reviewed publication.[more]

2019-07-30

The AForGeN network aims to strengthen cross-border research to study adaptation processes in alpine forest trees. Traditionally it holds annual meetings in one of the high-mountain areas of the European countries. This year a...[more]

2019-07-30

Main topics in this issue are genomics in Alpine forests, tree biotechnology, integrated management of forest insects, forest practice and education, and the SDG-tenure nexus in forest landscapes.[more]

2019-07-17

How does one decide how to manage a forest ethically? IUFRO World Congress session will flag the importance of identifying and understanding value commitments and ethical judgments underlying management of nature.[more]

2019-07-10

Because of climate change, forest tree species have three options. They can adapt, migrate, or extirpate. Within each species and population, genetic variation is the cornerstone for its survival, and also for its potential to...[more]

2019-06-26

The World Conference on "Forests for Public Health" focused on the role of forests and green spaces in improving human health and wellbeing and on the challenges faced by urban and landscape planners in designing adequate green...[more]

2019-06-26

Find out what the thematic focus of the next GFEP global assessment will be, read about IUFRO's activities at UNFF-14, and learn which topics were discussed at some of the latest IUFRO meetings… [more]

2019-06-13

Forest scientists are addressing critical issues where they occur. [more]

2019-06-11

Will active restoration of Secondary and Degraded Forests (SDFs) help to address sustainably the gap between wood demand and supply? Attend this IUFRO2019 Congress Session to find answers. [more]

2019-06-06

An electronic version of the full 2018 IUFRO Annual Report is now available. A short summary of 2018 Highlights was already published earlier on.[more]

2019-06-03

New book on 'Dynamics, Silviculture and Management of Mixed Forests' focuses on managing a mixed forest in the context of environmental and social change.[more]

2019-05-20

The IUFRO2019 Congress Session on "Women and Forests: Promoting Gender Equality Connecting Research, Public Policies and Forest Management in the Tropics" will address such loose ends.[more]

2019-05-09

The R20 Austrian World Summit on 28 and 29 May 2019 in Vienna will for the first time include a Breakout Session on forests and climate change. [more]

2019-05-02

The 7th World Wood Day event attracted more than 500 artists, educators, scientists, students, hobbyists, and industries from all over the world to share their experiences, skills and passions for wood.[more]

2019-05-02

Read reports on forests products culture or legal aspects of European forests, find announcements of winners of a global education competition, a call for the Wangari Maathai award, and much more…[more]

2019-04-24

In the first Spotlight issue of the new IUFRO 2019 Congress series you will read an interview with Jerry Vanclay, Chair of the Congress Scientific Committee, who offers a sneak peak of the attractive technical program and talks...[more]

2019-04-11

You are invited to nominate a candidate for the 2019 CPF Wangari Maathai "Forest Champions" Award by 10 May! This is a unique opportunity to acknowledge an inspiring individual who has improved our forests and the lives of people...[more]

2019-03-19

Right before the International Day of Forests on 21 March, read up on the upcoming World Wood Day, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the IUFRO World Congress and a whole lot more…[more]

2019-03-07

IUFRO welcomes the UN General Assembly's declaring 2021–2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Read a joint UN Environment & FAO press release and find out more about IUFRO's forest and landscape restoration activities![more]

2019-03-07

The theme of the 2019 International Day of Forests is "Forest and Education". This theme will be one of the five key topics to be discussed at a scientific symposium on 21-23 March as part of the 2019 World Wood Day celebrations...[more]

2019-02-14

Most likely, if at least sometimes during your life you have experienced problems with potency, you are familiar with the name of such a medicine[more]

2019-01-31

IUFRO is soliciting entries for the design of its Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for World Wood Day 2019. Deadline extended to 13 March![more]

2019-01-31

Cultural landscapes are considered to be a development factor. Utilizing forest areas and beautiful sceneries is of increasing interest to forest owners who look for new markets and additional income beside forestry, and to...[more]

2019-01-31

This issue contains reports from an international workshop on dryland forests in Central Asian and Northeast Asia and from the meeting on 'European Forests – Our Cultural Heritage'.[more]

2019-01-23

Summary Note of a Global Expert Workshop on Fire and Climate Change [more]

2018-12-12

Besides reports from meetings on topics including biodiversity, planted forests, teak, forest nurseries, and forest landscape restoration, this issue announces a global forest education competition, many new publications, and a...[more]

2018-11-30

New Joint EFI-IFSA-IUFRO Project on "Global student networking and green jobs" analyses changing employment in the forest sector and prepares current forest students and young scientists for future leadership.[more]

2018-11-27

Comprehensive assessment by U.S. Forest Service concludes that non-timber forest products need the same recognition that is given to other natural resources; findings can be utilized far beyond the U.S. borders. [more]

2018-11-14

25 years of using criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management has had significant positive impacts, though challenges do remain, according to two new publications on C&I processes since 1992.[more]

2018-11-13

IUFRO Task Forces are established on a temporary basis to advance inter‐disciplinary forest science cooperation in fields spanning IUFRO Divisional interests. Submit your proposal for a new Task Force by 31 December 2018.[more]

2018-11-06

The 5th International Conference of IUFRO's Working Party on Somatic Embryogenesis and Other Vegetative Propagation Technologies focused on "Clonal Trees in the Bioeconomy Age: Opportunities and Challenges".[more]

2018-11-06

Conference pointed out the need for inter-disciplinary research and international collaboration to adapt the management of Eucalyptus plantations to rapid abiotic changes and expanding frontiers of Eucalyptus pests.[more]

2018-11-06

Topics in this issue: restoring forest landscapes, predicting future forest growth, engaging local communities, redefining community forestry, complementing seed-based forestry with clonal forestry, and many more…[more]

2018-10-16

Most people think of soil simply as something that grass, trees and other plants grow in and on. But nothing could be further from the truth, according to the Humusica concept![more]