International Forestry Students’ Symposium

The next International Forestry Students’ Symposium is around the corner, and hope you are so excited as we are

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Mexico is a country with a lot of opportunities in forestry, because of the biodiversity, amazing landscapes and the work that communities, enterprises and the government are making to increase productivity without compromise the environment.

The IFSS is the biggest annual event of IFSA. Each year this two week event is attended by over hundred students from all over the world. The symposium provides an opportunity to the students to exchange knowledge and share interests while participating in a range of forestry activities. During the Symposium the IFSA General Assembly takes place, and discusses all the different proposals collected through diverse commission and working groups. Furthermore, all IFSA positions for following year are put to a vote.

IFSS (International Symposium of Forest Students) has been organized since 1973, every year in a different country. In recent years, the symposium has been organized by universities from countries such as South Africa, Austria, the Philippines and Canada. The symposium participants are forestry students who come from all over the world and who have the opportunity to experience forestry as practiced in the host country. These symposia, organized under the auspices of the International Association of Forest Students (IFSA), aim to promote international forestry education and develop forestry professionals who are aware that ecosystems Forests thrive beyond political frontiers.

The 46 º International Forestry Student symposium will be held in 6 different states of the country. The first state to be visited will be Mexico City, which will take place a three-day pre-tour, from August 2 to 4, 2018. Thereafter, the formal registration of the participants will begin on August 5, 2018 and from the 6th of August of 2018 the symposium will be held following a route by Mexico City, State of Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz and Oaxaca.

This year CHAUPEA LC (Chapingo United for the Environment) is in charge of the organization of the event. For more details or any doubt please contact us by e-mail on register.ifss2018@gmail.com

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