Sadiman’s Forest : Can You Imagine A Forest Named After You?

Text by Andreas Ade Kristian, Picture by CintaConto The southern slope of Lawu Mountain, Indonesia, experienced a great forest fire in the 1960s. Hundreds of hectares state-owned pine forest area was devastated by fire and leaves bare slopes in the Regency of Wonogiri, Central Java Province, Indonesia. After the fires, several villages inhabited by more … Continue reading Sadiman’s Forest : Can You Imagine A Forest Named After You?

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Celebrating Universal Children’s Day and World Tree Day, IFSA LC IPB Held IGTV (IFSA Goes To Village) Special Edition

Picture by Indah Ginting, Tomi Ardiansyah and Sylvanissa IGTV (IFSA Goes to Village) is a program from Village Concept Project (VCP) Commission of IFSA LC IPB that aims to educate the children about environment and forestry and also improve their english skill. The VCP program is held twice a month at Kampung Jawa, Situ Gede, … Continue reading Celebrating Universal Children’s Day and World Tree Day, IFSA LC IPB Held IGTV (IFSA Goes To Village) Special Edition

Tree News Interview With Andrew Heald as Technical Director for Confor (UK)

Text and picture by Andrew Heald Can we meet you? (previous study /research, current work, experience)  I am Andrew Heald, the Technical Director for Confor (Confederation of Forest Industries), a trade organisation representing over 1,000 companies working in the forestry sector in the UK. I started my career working as a forester in North Wales … Continue reading Tree News Interview With Andrew Heald as Technical Director for Confor (UK)

Youth Engagement at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 : A Reflection and Look Ahead

Picture by Konstantin Schwarz Every 4-5 years, the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) is holding a major congress (the last one took place in Salt Lake City in 2014). And for their 125th Anniversary, it is no surprise that IUFRO shortened this time-frame in order to celebrate the organization with an extraordinary Congress … Continue reading Youth Engagement at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 : A Reflection and Look Ahead

Pass Beyond Forest and Culture: Exploring Indonesia in The 4th APRM 2017

Picture and text by Putu Nuansa Putri Savita Uttari APRM is the annual regional meeting held by IFSA’s Asia Pacific region. The 4th APRM 2017 was successfully celebrated at Bogor Agricultural University, also known as IPB, in Indonesia. 52 delegates from six different countries (Indonesia, Iran, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and The Philippines) participated. The … Continue reading Pass Beyond Forest and Culture: Exploring Indonesia in The 4th APRM 2017

Reflections from IFSA LC IPB Delegation on the 45th IFSS 2017 in South Africa

Picture and text by Ari Bima Putra and Fitri Nadhira Two students from the Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) were given the opportunity to represent Indonesia at the 45th International Forestry Students Symposium (IFSS) from July 2nd - 17th, 2017 in South Africa. Ari Bima Putra from the Department of Forest Products Technology … Continue reading Reflections from IFSA LC IPB Delegation on the 45th IFSS 2017 in South Africa

Fighting the Hot Summer Flames – An Interview with Fire Fighter and UBC Forestry Graduate Julie Sheppard

  Author: Meike Siegner Picture: Julie Sheppard Julie Sheppard, a recent graduate from the Faculty of Forestry (University of British Columbia), currently works as a firefighter in the interior of the Canadian Western Province British Columbia. For the Tree News, Julie told us about her experience fighting the flames in the Canadian woods.  Can you … Continue reading Fighting the Hot Summer Flames – An Interview with Fire Fighter and UBC Forestry Graduate Julie Sheppard

A Look Back on the 45th International Forestry Students’ Symposium (IFSS)

Author: Jayi Chew Pictures: Jiayi Chew; Helinä Poutamo; Jiri Novak The 45th International Forestry Students Symposium (IFSS) took place from July 2nd – 16th across five provinces of South Africa (Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape). The event brought together twenty-one participants from thirty-two different countries —united by common interest and enthusiasm—to determine the … Continue reading A Look Back on the 45th International Forestry Students’ Symposium (IFSS)

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

IPBES-5 2017 in Bonn, Germany

Delegation Report by Ann-Christin Müller The 5th plenary session of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) took place in Bonn, Germany, from 03/07/17-03/10/17. There were two different kinds of meetings: Plenary sessions, the decision-making body, and contact groups on special topics. Chairman of the session was Sir Robert Watson from the UK. He … Continue reading IPBES-5 2017 in Bonn, Germany