Forest Scientists gather in Korea for the XXIII IUFRO World Congress
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - Inaugural Tree Planting Ceremony
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - Opening the International Trade & Exhibition on Forest Science & Technology. 68 Governmental Agencies, Forest Education & Research Organizations & Forest Industry Firms around the world stand in Seoul.
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - Forest Discussion at Sub-Plenary Sessions, outlining the key topics on each of the 9 main Congress Themes.
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - Forest Specialists share & discuss at the Technical Sessions during 943 oral presentations of the latest advances of Forest Science in issues related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Environmental Services, Sustainable Production, Emerging Technologies, Forest Health, Social Forestry & Environmental Security.
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - The New Lights of International Forest Science, the impressive amount of 1153 posters displaying the latest advances in Forest Research around the world.
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - The Decission Board of IUFRO, the equivalent to the "United Nations of Forest Research", meets in Seoul to review recent activities & establish the new directions for future work. Representatives of +100 countries around the World participate of this Congress and its activities.
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - Over 2,500 foresters, forest scientists, forest policy makers, forest educational organizations & forest science students from the 5 continents have gathered in Korea to share the results of their research & knowledge and to discuss how to build the Forests of the Future.
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - The Bibimbap ("Korean Mixed Rice") Symbolic Performance, with all its ingredients conveniently placed in the same bowl, ready for mixing & feeding Forest Research around the World. (If you wonder, yes, they also mixed those in the picture & later ate them for lunch!).
XXIII IUFRO World Congress - The Drums of Forest Science beat in Seoul, and from Korea, their sound is to be heard worldwide.
What is IUFRO?
Watch this video describing the role of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) as Global Stewards of Forest Science and Research.
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