01 Nov

Press Release 44th IFSS Austria and Germany

Hi everyone! We would like to share the experience of IFSS delegates during 44th International Forestry Students’ Symposium (IFSS) in Austria and Germany.

IFSS is the largest annual event of International Forestry Students Association with the general assembly as the main agenda. This event was held for two weeks and was attended by hundreds of students from all IFSA’s local committees all around the world. This event provided opportunity for students to exchange knowledge and build networks so they mutually find out information about the condition of forests in each participating country.

 

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The delegates from International Forestry Students’ Association Local Committee Universitas Gadjah Mada (IFSA LC UGM) are Athiyyah Faadhilah and Sigit Bagus Darmawan to attend 44th IFSS. They went to University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in the morning to attend Opening Ceremony of 44th IFSS. There were speeches from Martin Gerzabek (Rector of BOKU), Gerhard Mannsberger (Director General of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, and Water Management), May Anne Then (IFSA President), Alexander Buck (Executive Director of IUFRO), Marc Palahi (Director of EFI), and Lisa Lehner (IFSS Chair).

The 44th IFSS was officially begun. They had 27th General Assembly of International Forestry Students’ Association, there were five plenary sessions. The delegates were responsible to participate the most important annual agenda of IFSA. In each session of 27th General Assembly discussed different topic, such as report of former IFSA officials 2015-2016, statutes changes, selection of the next IFSA official 2016-2017, selection of host of IFSS 2018, and selection of host of Interim 2016-2017.

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24 Jun

Press Release IFSA APRM (Asia Pacific Regional Meeting) 2016 in Kyoto, Japan Part IV

The Fifth Day of Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (June 2nd, 2016)

This day started from 08.30 am for breakfast, then we had IFSA official session. We had a great announcement: Philippines was selected to be host country of APRM in 2018.  After the session, we went to to Syinko-In Temple.

Syinko-In Temple was completely constructed by Japanese cedar wood. In here, we experienced how to do meditation for relaxing and healing. The instructor said that doing meditation for 20 minutes enables us to increase our attention and consciousness.

 

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After that we went to Kyoto University for presentation session. Every LC only got 10 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for question.
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24 Jun

Press Release 3rd IFSA APRM (Asia Pacific Regional Meeting) 2016 in Kyoto, Japan Part III

The Fourth Day of Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (June 1st , 2016)

We began the morning with the great Japanese breakfast style. We then continued our activities to Nara, which is located in the south of Kyoto. We went there by bus and the trip took about one and a half hour. The city is full of historic sites, one of them is Nara Park.

 

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Nara Park is a large park in central Nara where we can find lot of deer. There is a Buddhist temple inside it, named Todai-ji. It has Great Buddha Hall houses, the world‘s largest bronze statue of the Buddha. Before entering the temple, visitor have to wash their body by incense smoke.

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04 Jun

Press Release 3rd IFSA APRM (Asia Pacific Regional Meeting) 2016 in Kyoto, Japan Part II

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The Third Day (May 30th 2016)

In the third day, we went to Ashiu Forest Research Station, Kyoto University’s Field Science Education Center. Ashiu Research Forest Station is located in the northeastern boarden part of Kyoto perfecture, ithas a total area about 4160 Ha.

The forest is divided become two, plantation and natural forest. The plantation forest is dominated by Cryptomeri japonica, usually called japanese cedar which is a native species in Kyoto. This wood is utilized to build Japanese house and temple.

Under the tree strings are erected to prevent deer eating the bark of Japanese cedar. The natural forest is in the core of the area, and unfortunately we can not go there because it was rainy and also far.

After the tour in Ashiu Forest Research Station, we continued our activities to Miyama Kayabuki No-Sato. It is a traditional village that is surroundedby forest and rice field that were planted by society there. It has old, traditional houses that were constructed by Japanese cedar wood.

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04 Jun

Press Release 3rd IFSA APRM (Asia Pacific Regional Meeting) 2016 in Kyoto, Japan Part I

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The third Asia Pacific is being held in University of Kyoto, Japan from May 28th-June 3rd 2016!

The flight took about 12 hours to get there with a transit in Hongkong International Airport. We, David and Rika, the delegates from IFSA LC UGM, went from Soekarno Hatta International Airport at 12.05 AM and we arrived in Kansai International Airport at 12.30 PM. After we arrived there we went to Kyoto Station by bus, and after that we continued our journey by using train to get to the venue.

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