- The International Union of Forest Research Organizations
IUFRO is the global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15 000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis.
IUFRO's Mission is to promote global cooperation in forest-related research and to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees; as well as to disseminate scientific knowledge to stakeholders and decision-makers and to contribute to forest policy and on-the-ground forest management.
IUFRO is open to all individuals and organizations dedicated to forest and forest products research and related disciplines. It is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-discriminatory organization with a long tradition dating back to 1892.
In pursuing this Mission, IUFRO has identified three strategic goals and related objectives for the period 2006-2010 which support IUFRO as well as its members (see IUFRO's Strategy).
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