Semarak Kehutanan (The Spirit of Forestry) 2016, Transforming the Benefit of Forests in the 21st Century

Text and picture by Mahtuf Ikhsan (Indonesia) Forests play an important role in how we combine our actions in harmony with the balance of nature, a relationship that is threatened through increasing levels of deforestation, thus making it one of the most popular issues of the new millennium. In order to raise awareness on this … Continue reading Semarak Kehutanan (The Spirit of Forestry) 2016, Transforming the Benefit of Forests in the 21st Century

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Tropical Plantation Management in Taiwan. Interview with Professor Shaw-Lin Lo

(Pictures: Ching Chong) by Ching Chong About Shaw-Lin Lo Shaw-Lin Lo graduated from Freiburg University, and he was the Deputy for forestry department in National Chung Hsing University from 1980 to 1986. Currently, he is the emeritus professor of the department. Prof. Lo started to manage his own plantation in Dongshi in 1974 and he has … Continue reading Tropical Plantation Management in Taiwan. Interview with Professor Shaw-Lin Lo

Forestry Education in Nigeria. Interview with Former IFSA Volunteer Yemi Adeyeye

by Samuel Adeyanju & Babatunde Ademujimi (picture by Yemi Adeyeye) Yemi Adeyeye is a Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, a UBC Public Scholar and a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada. His research interests, as evident from his previous and present research pursuits form a cluster under international … Continue reading Forestry Education in Nigeria. Interview with Former IFSA Volunteer Yemi Adeyeye

A Recount of the Radiolab Podcast Episode “From Tree to Shinning Tree”

by Liza Derenchenko Recently, I listened to an episode called “From tree to shinning tree” (30.07.16) on the “radiolab” podcast about the complex and fascinating underground life of forest trees and other organisms. Radiolab is an American show produced by WNYC studios in New York that aims to blur boundaries between science, philosophy, and human … Continue reading A Recount of the Radiolab Podcast Episode “From Tree to Shinning Tree”

Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation in IMO State Zoo, Nigeria

(Pictures: Julius Samuels) by Ositadinma Evaristus Julius Samuel is the Supervisor of the Animal section at Imo State Zoological Garden, the only surviving Nature and conservation site in South East Nigeria and a prominent destination for eco-tourism. He holds a B.Sc in Zoology from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and specializes in wildlife management and … Continue reading Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation in IMO State Zoo, Nigeria

Report on PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Meeting in Bali, November 2016

Pictures: © PEFC International by Steffen Dehn and Alessandra Grosse During the PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) Stakeholder Dialogue, held in Bali on the 17th and 18th of November 2016, participants from the public and private sector as well as civil organizations discussed the topic "Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods: Delivering Positive … Continue reading Report on PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Meeting in Bali, November 2016

Event Report: UNFF AHEG Meeting, Thailand,2016

Joseph Hall recently attended the UNFF AHEG meeting Major Group Children and Youth in Thailand and produced a detailed report of this event. The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is a high-level policy forum established in 2000 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to promote “the management, conservation and sustainable development … Continue reading Event Report: UNFF AHEG Meeting, Thailand,2016

Report from the Recent LC UBC Event: “Prepping for COP 22 in Marrakech”

(picture: IFSA UBC) by Stephanie Lee “There is no ‘Plan B’ because we do not have a ‘Planet B.’ We have to work and galvanize our action” (UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon) Our LC at the University of British Columbia (Canada) aspires to take steps in this direction by organizing platforms to engage students and the … Continue reading Report from the Recent LC UBC Event: “Prepping for COP 22 in Marrakech”

Interview with Professor JianNan-Liu on Prionailurus Bengalensis (the Leopard Cat) Research in Chinese Taipei

by Jiayi Chew JianNan-Liu is assistant professor at the department of forestry and natural resources (National Chiayi University, Chinese Taipei). He received dual academic training in both forestry and wildlife ecology and has more than 20 years of research experience. What is it about with the struggle of the leopard cats in Chinese Taipei? Everything … Continue reading Interview with Professor JianNan-Liu on Prionailurus Bengalensis (the Leopard Cat) Research in Chinese Taipei