Interview with IFSA Statutes Councillor Salina Abraham on her Exchange Experience in Europe

by Meike Siegner   Pictures: Salina Abraham Salina Abraham has been an active member with IFSA since 2015 and currently serves at Statutes Councillor with IFSA International. As part of her Environmental Science and Resource Management Program at University of Washington (Seattle) she chose to spend one year in the Netherlands to study Economics. For … Continue reading Interview with IFSA Statutes Councillor Salina Abraham on her Exchange Experience in Europe

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Calling The Spirit of Asia Pacific to IFSA APRM 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia

by Mahtuf Ikhsan Picture: Satriyapayoga-Deviant Art Located along the tropical rain rainforest with its bright sun, beautiful bird singing and  splashes of freshwater, Indonesia is ready to make the Asia Pacfic charming again. IFSA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) 2017 is being hosted in Bogor, Indonesia under the official theme Forest Value Towards Sustainable Development Goals. … Continue reading Calling The Spirit of Asia Pacific to IFSA APRM 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia

Growing Up with Glulam: Mika Donahue, Wood Science Student at Oregon State University, on What It’s Like to Grow Up in a Family-Owned Timber Business

by Mika Donahue Mika Donahue is a student in the wood science program at Oregon State University (United States) and the daughter of a family that owns RLD Company, Inc., a provider of independent timber and glulam fabrication. For the IFSA Tree News, Mika wrote a personal account on what it is like to grow … Continue reading Growing Up with Glulam: Mika Donahue, Wood Science Student at Oregon State University, on What It’s Like to Grow Up in a Family-Owned Timber Business

IFSA’s Collaboration with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

by Lisa Prior (IFSA Liaison Officer IUFRO) Picture (from left to right): Janice Burns, Lisa Prior and Jesse Mahoney at the IUFRO board meeting in Beijing, China (Source: Jesse Mahoney) The International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) and IUFRO have been cooperating for more than 15 years. IUFRO is one of IFSA’s most important partner organizations. … Continue reading IFSA’s Collaboration with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

Book Review: The Golden Spruce – A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

by Jiayi Chew Picture: Goodreads In “The Golden Spruce” Vancouver writer John Vaillant invites the reader on a journey two centuries back in time, to the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of British Columbia. These islands, also known under their indigenous name Haida Gwaii, were home to the Haida people. The Haida were spiritually connected … Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Spruce – A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

Interview with Dzineku Bismarck on the 2017 IFSA Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) in Ghana

(by Ositadinma Evaristus) Dzineku Bismarck is a senior student in Forestry at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Suniyani, Ghana. He is a founding member and former President of the Natural Resources Students’ Association (NARSA) and the president of the IFSA LC. He is also the head of the organizing committee for 2017 … Continue reading Interview with Dzineku Bismarck on the 2017 IFSA Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) in Ghana

Drums for the 45th IFSS have started beating!

by Tatenda Mapeto Pictures: pixabay.com, OC IFSS 2017 Developed and used by African communities living in forested areas drums served as an early form of long distance communication.  The 45th International Forestry Students Symposium IFSS 2017 is being hosted in South Africa and the organising committee along with Southern African Forestry students are thrilled to … Continue reading Drums for the 45th IFSS have started beating!

Interview with Professor Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat about “The Role of Social Scientist to Improve The Livelihood of Forest Dependent People”

by Mahtuf Ikhsan (Text and Picture) Professor Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Forestry at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. He specializes in Forest Policy and Economics, Public Policy, Political Economy, and Environmental Economics. He has a PhD in Forest Policy and Nature Conservation from Georg-August University of Göettingen. Professor … Continue reading Interview with Professor Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat about “The Role of Social Scientist to Improve The Livelihood of Forest Dependent People”

Interview with Dr. Deni Bown on her Work on Endangered Tree Species in Nigeria

Picture: (c) Deni Bown By Paul Ademujimi Babatunde and Samuel Adeyanju Deni Bown is a freelance writer, photographer, and consultant. She specializes in botany, gardening, herbs, trees and natural history; her work covers many different aspects of the plant world. Her first book, Ariods, was originally published in 1988 and was followed by two others: … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Deni Bown on her Work on Endangered Tree Species in Nigeria

The Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education – Current and Future Activities

Picture, (c) Magdalena Lackner by Katharina Albrich Magdalena Lackner is one of the coordinators of the Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education. She is currently completing her Master’s in Forest Sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria. Magdalena has been volunteering for IFSA in different positions over the … Continue reading The Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education – Current and Future Activities