from the IUFRO President and Executive Director.
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Assunto: Letter by the IUFRO President and Executive Director
Data: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 19:21:53 +0100
De: IUFRO Headquarters <office(a)iufro.org>
Responder-Para: IUFRO Headquarters <office(a)iufro.org>
Para: Dear IUFRO Officeholder <jazevedo(a)ipb.pt>
of Forest Research
Letter by the IUFRO President and Executive Director
Vienna, March 8^th , 2022
*Letter by the IUFRO President and Executive Director *
We are deeply shocked and horrified by the ongoing Russian military
assault on the independent sovereign democratic nation of Ukraine, the
grave humanitarian crisis that it is creating, and the disastrous
impacts it will have on the scientific community. We stand with the
international community in condemning this invasion, and with our forest
science colleagues in Ukraine and elsewhere, including in Russia, who
have courageously raised their voices against this war and its
associated violation of human rights.
IUFRO is a global, non-profit, non-governmental and non-discriminatory
network that unites member organizations in more than 120 countries
representing over 15,000 scientists. Throughout our 130-year history we
have provided a vital platform for international science collaboration
in line with the principle of free and responsible practice of science.
While remaining true to our fundamentally non-political identity, we
cannot overlook the blatant disregard of international rule of law on
display by the government of the Russian Federation and its disastrous
impacts on the forest science community in Ukraine. For this reason,
IUFRO has already cancelled the annual Board Meeting and Regional
Conference that were to be held this September in Russia. Moreover, we
are suspending our formal contacts with Russian State institutions.
The current situation challenges but does not alter IUFRO’s unshakable
commitment to fostering international scientific dialogue and
collaboration for the benefit of forests and people worldwide, and to
supporting our member organizations and scientists, especially those
affected by conflicts and war anywhere in the world. We are determined
to support IUFRO member organizations and scientists in Ukraine along
with other academic and research institutions worldwide that are
offering opportunities for Ukrainian students and scientists at this
John Parrotta Alexander Buck
/IUFRO President IUFRO Executive Director/
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