The International Union of Forest Research Organizations – IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-discriminatory institution established in 1892. It is the global network for forest science cooperation that unites, on a voluntary basis, more than 15,000 scientists in nearly 600 Member Organizations from more than 126 countries.

IUFRO is also part of the CPF (Collaborative Partnership on Forests), a group formed within the framework of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), which brings together 14 international organizations, institutions and convention secretariats around the global forest agenda.

As an opportunity for technical discussions and knowledge sharing, IUFRO holds more than 70 technical-scientific meetings per year, regional congresses and, every five years, the world congress, which is its main event. The first IUFRO World Congress took place in Vienna, Austria in 1893, and the twenty-fourth and last, in Salt Lake City, USA, in 2014. These congresses are interdisciplinary, integrating scientific content and bringing together scientists, students, forestry companies, decision makers and other actors. In these occasions several opportunities are created for discussions related to research priority areas, forest policy and management.

To learn more about IUFRO visit www.iufro.org.


IUFRO’s mission is to promote research, knowledge sharing, and development of science-based solutions to forest-related challenges for the benefit of forests and people around the world.

How to become a member

Any academic, governmental, non-governmental or commercial institution and any person involved in the promotion, support or conduction of research related to forests, forest management and forest products may join IUFRO.

If you want to know more how to become a member, visit: http://www.iufro.org/membership/fees/

The registration form is available at: http://www.iufro.org/nc/membership/application/