The Government of the Republic of South Africa, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, today officially launched the XIV World Forestry Congress, which will be held in Durban, South Africa from 7 to 11 September this year. The first World Forestry Congress to be held on the African continent since its inception in 1926, will emphasize people-centred forestry, socioeconomic issues, and the role of forests, trees and forestry in national economic development.
News and latest updates on preparations for the largest forestry event of 2015. This will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, share their expertise and experience, and project a new vision for the future. Find out more about early bird registration, key speakers, side events, exhibitions, social media events and other opportunities to participate in the Congress. [more]
Enter the Forests and People Photo Contest to help raise awareness about the importance of forests for people today and for generations to come. All entries should feature both forests (or forest products) and people. The prize for the winner will be a trip to the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. The winning photograph and 15 runners-up will also feature in a XIV World Forestry Congress calendar. [more]