Issue 5&6/2017


IUFRO NEWS 5&6, 2017

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We are happy to present to you double issue 5&6 of IUFRO News 2017, volume 46. The newsletter is also available for download as a PDF or Word file at: http://www.iufro.org/publications/news/electronic-news/.

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IUFRO at the 12th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests

The 12th session of the UNFF was held from 1-5 May 2017 in New York at the UN Headquarters. IUFRO was very well represented at UNFF12 both in terms of numbers and visibility – the IUFRO delegation comprised 15 persons including many scientists from various IUFRO units. More





Update on IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg, Germany!

The interest in the upcoming IUFRO Anniversary Congress has been so overwhelming that registration has already been closed! If you have already registered, don't miss the post-Congress excursions and visit forests, landscapes and cultural sights in Germany, Switzerland and France! More

Sustainable Restoration of Mediterranean Forests

Forests around the Mediterranean Basin represent an interesting example of what the anthropological influence of civilization can produce in terms of deforestation, adaptation, assisted migration and fragmentation. The Congress on "Sustainable Restoration of Mediterranean Forests" in Palermo, Italy, gave an excellent overview of this situation. More




Positive Influence of Green Spaces on Human Health

Green spaces, especially forests, are good for human health. Spending time in natural and cultural landscapes increases not only our personal welfare, but can also reduce the costs for health care by prescribed stays in green areas. These are the main outcomes of the third international conference on "Landscapes and Human Health: Forests, Parks and Green Care" on 17-19 May 2017 in Vienna, Austria. More




The Global Teak Study: Analysis, Evaluation and Future Potential of Teak Resources

Teak is one of the most valuable tropical hardwoods of the world. A team of IUFRO scientists and other teak experts have synthesized globally available state-of-the-art scientific information and empirical knowledge on teak and compiled a comprehensive global teak study published as IUFRO World Series 36. More








New IUFRO-WFSE Policy Brief

IUFRO-WFSE organized a side event in the UNFF 12 on Tuesday 2 May, 2017, on "Harnessing the potential of community and smallholder forestry for sustainable development goals" and presented a new policy brief on: "Building on synergies: Harnessing community and smallholder forestry for sustainable development goals". More





IUFRO-Japan News No. 120: Highlighting IUFRO-IFSA Relationship

IUFRO-Japan News No. 120 (in Japanese) provides readers with information on the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA), among other things. It highlights IUFRO’s support of young scientists is highlighted through its strong partnership with the IFSA and its commitment to recognizing outstanding achievement in forest science through academic awards. More



IUFRO Annual Report 2016

The online version of the full IUFRO Annual Report 2016 is now available in addition to the short version on the IUFRO website. It includes reports from IUFRO Divisions, Task Forces, Programmes, Projects and IUFRO-led Initiatives as well as organizational information. More





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IUFRO News 5&6
, 2017, published in June 2017
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