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THE 2nd International Conference on Environment and Forest Conservation 2019 is Calling for Paper!

Calling all students around the globe to participate in ICEFC2019 Student Session. 
Submit and show your best ideas, solution for problems, research, and analysis narated in Paper!

ICEFC 2019 held with the theme: Ecosystem Research and Innovation to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

Student session is a competition held with participants among active students in Undergraduate (S1) and Vocational school students (D3) from various best national and international universities and institutes.
This International Conference will gather scholars, scientists, young researchers, practitioners, and college students from all around the world to share innovative paradigm with interdisciplinary of environment and forestry, which will promote the sustainable world for well-being in our planet, Earth.

Student session is a competition held with participants among active students in Undergraduate (S1) and Vocational school students (D3) from various best national and international universities and institutes.
This International Conference will gather scholars, scientists, young researchers, practitioners, and college students from all around the world to share innovative paradigm with interdisciplinary of environment and forestry, which will promote the sustainable world for well-being in our planet, Earth.

Journals and Proceedings from ICEFC2019 conference will be published in IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science (Scopus indexed proceeding), BIOTROPIA (Scopus indexed proceeding), and JPSL (National accredited journal). To join the competition, participants should register as oral presenter and or poster presenter and thereby attach the student id card and abstract according to the theme and format specified by the committee, through the website: icefc2019.ipb.ac.id.

Abstracts which qualify the standard will be announced on the website and participants will notified by email on September 6, 2019, and are required to pay according to the provisions. For oral presenters and poster presenters who have passed the abstract selection, participants are required to submit a complete paper according to the format not more than September 16, 2019. 
Important dates ICEFC 2019:
-Abstract submission deadline: 31 August 2019
-Abstract acceptance announcement: 6 September 2019
-Registration and payment: 6-16 September 2019
-Full paper submission deadline: 16 September 2019
-Conference days: 1-3 October 2019

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Are you ready for the next IFSA Board?
Those are the candidates for IFSA LC IPB President 2018/2019

Let’s get to know them by clicking the link below:


Join us today to our final report board 2019/2018
See ya!

IFSA LC-IPB Demisioner



It’s been a year since our IFSA board 2017/2018 and we have just realised how quickly time has passed!
Are you ready for the next IFSA period?
Final report of 7 IFSA LC IPB board 2017/2018 will be presented!
day/date : Friday, 21st Dec 2018
time : 16.00 – till drop
place : Audit Tanoto

It’s important and we hope for your attendance as it will be our last meeting of 2017/2018 🙂 See you there!

Thank You!

Integrating Youth Voice in Second Advisory Committee Meeting Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study III (APFSOS III) Cifor Headquarter (13-15 November 2018)

The Second Advisory Committee Meeting of APFSOS III was carried out on 14-15 November 2018 at CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia. There were three main objectives of this meeting including to discuss key findings and key recommendations of APFSOS III, to discuss way forward and completion of APFSOS III, and to get feedback from Advisory Commiittee members about the progress and challenges of APFSOS III. A day prior the meeting (13 November), technical workshop and thematic focus group discussion on forestry scenarios in Asia-Pacific region 2030 and 2050 was convened. This meeting generally discussed about how will forestry look like in 2030 and 2050 regarding bussiness as usual, aspirational future, and disruptive future.

Figure 1. The Participants of Second Advisory Committe Meeting APFSOS III

Figure 2. IFSA Delegates on APFSOS III

The meeting was attended by 26 experts from various organizations related to forestry in the Asia-Pacific region and 3 youth representatives from the IFSA. The three IFSA representatives included IFSA President Dolores Pavlovic (Serbia), Sylvannisa Putri Nina (Indonesia), and Rizal Danang Firdaus (Indonesia). IFSA’s participation in this meeting was to give youth voices towards the future of forestry (2030 and 2050) and providing youth perspectives regarding forest and forestry in the future.

Day 1 (Thematic Focus Group Discussion and Technical Workshop on Forestry Scenarios in Asia-Pacific 2030 and 2050)

Thematic Focus Group Discussion and Technical Workshop on Forestry Scenarios in Asia-Pacific 2030 and 2050 was officially opened with opening remarks delivered by Mr. Robert Nasi (Director General of CIFOR) and Ms. Eva Muller (FAO Rome representative) who emphasize that how important our future forest and appreciation about the intiative in developing the scenarios. At this meeting, Our President, Dolores Pavlovic presented an overview of how IFSA works and engangement of youth in scenario development. She Highlighted that youth voices are very important because young people are proactive, innovative, full of ideas, and key part of the solutions. In 2017 there were 1.8 million youth populations in the world and 60% of them live in the Asia-Pacific region. This makes young –

Figure 3. Our President, Dolores Pavlovic was presenting youth perspectives in APFSOS III

people as agents of social change that can contirbute both regionally and globally. Youth have an important role in the various scenarios that have been set regarding the future of forestry such as the SDGs scenario, Bonn Challenge, etc. The perspective of youth can give a glimpse on future forest scenario because young people will live and become leaders in the future. Youth thoughts about how forests and forestry in 2030 and 2050 can be used as a reference in determining forest policies because youth is a part of several megatrends that have been perceived nowadays. Overall, this meeting discussed  proper scenario in preparing the future of forestry from various prespectives connected with megatrends that will exist on several aspects such as demography, socio-economic, environment, technology, and governance. Another objective of the scenario was to discuss and propose robust action that could be taken under various scenarios to increase the likelihood of achieving outcoes and avoiding undiserable consequences. For 2050, scenario must be uncertain but important using two-axes approach to analyze and create the scenario. Furthermore, thoose aspects were linked to three main scenario, including bussiness as usual, aspirational future, and disruptive future. Then, the meeting was closed by Thomas Hofer, senior forestry officer and NRM group leader of FAO Bangkok who highlighted key messages and results of this meeting.

DAY 2&3 (Chapter-by-Chapter Discussion Second Advisory Committee Meeting of APFSOS III)

Second Advisory Committee Meeting of APFSOS III was convened on 14 and 15 November 2018. The meeting was officially opened with welcome remarks by Mr. Vincent Gitz, Director CRP on Forest Trees and Agroforestry who expressed support for this meeting. It was followed by special remarks from Eva Muller, Director Forest Policy and Resources Division FAO. She highlighted how important this scenario and collecting various prespectives from different aspects must be taken into account. Another remarks were delivered by Mr. Anura Sathurusinghe, Forest Deparment Sri Lanka and Mr. Gan Kee Seng, APAFRI who highlighted their support and appreciation on this initiative. The meeting was continued by Introduction and Scope of APFSOS III delivered by Mr. Thomas Hofer, and overall update on the progress of APFSOS III, delivered by Mr. Yurdi Yasmi, forestry officer of FAO Bankok. Then, it was followed by brief review of every chapter of early drafts who were delivered by Mr. Yurdi Yasmi, Mr. Thomas Hofer, and Mr. CTS Nair, FAO Consultant. This meeting discussed about revising every chapter of early draft.

This meeting was mainly revising every chapter of early drafts. These Drafts were generally containng several forest-related issues and megatrends such as forest landscape, society, production and value chain, environment, economic, science and technology. Every perspectives of participants was needed in order to make every chapter shorter but stronger. Participants were broken out to several groups to discuss more closely each cahapter such as gaps and issues, suggestion propose messages from each chapter and propose potential key recommendations from each chapter. In this agenda, IFSA delegates represented youth pectives of each chapter

Figure 4. 2nd Advisory Committee Meeting of APFSOS III


Figure 5. IFSA Delegate (Sylvannisa) was delivering the result of discussiion

Figure 5. IFSA Delegate (Sylvannisa) was delivering the result of discussiion

in order to provide more youth voices in policy-making processes. As youth representative, delegates also revealed their opinion about the laxity of each chapter. Youth voices are really important because youth will live in the future and fill important positions in every sector especially forestry sector. Before the end of the meeting, every representatives of each group conveyed emendation of  the drafts. At the end, Mr. Yurdi Yasmi delivered completion of the report and next agenda regarding APFSOS III such as youth consultation, next expert meeting in Bangkok, Asia-Pacific Forestry Week, etc. This meeting succeeded in bringing together ideas from diverse perspectives. This meeting was officially closed by Ms. Eva Muller who express her appreciation for this meeting.


The 5th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES (MAY 28th-JUNE 2nd 2018)

Figure 1. The delegates and committee in Cultural Night

The three students from the Faculty of Forestry IPB participated in The 5th Asia- Pacific Regional Meeting held in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. Firman Muliana as the student of Forest Products Department 52, Rizka Nurul Afifa and Sylvannisa Putri Nina as the student of Biological Resources Conservation and Ecotourism Department 53 were selected as representatives of the IFSA LC-IPB and had the opportunity to meet other forestry students in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to the IFSA LC-IPB, also there were delegates from other university in Indonesia, it was IFSA LC-UGM. This event has many particpant. The countries that have the most representatives were South Korea and Taiwan.

All delegates should attended each activities coordinated by   committee for approximately six days. Delegates must stayed in the same location so that they knew and exchanged information about forestry science and knowledge. The phase of activities were various each day, such as Registration of Delegates on the first day and Soft Opening to introduced the committee to the delegates and vice versa. There were some fun games performed by delegates and committee in the evening. This, of course, all delegates felt a warm welcome from every committee who enlivened fun games. The exchanged of information about forestry science and knowledge was not only limited to daily conversation but also carried out through the Symposium and Paper Presentation by Lecturers from the University of the Philippines Los Banos and the delegates from all countries. The delegates from IPB was awarded as the 2nd Best Presentation for the Paper Presentation session. This was a proud achievement for the delegates and IPB.

Figure 2. Paper Presentation

Figure 3. Fieldtrip to Ugong Rock

Figure 4. Fieldtrip to El Nido

The excitement of the APRM can also be felt in the Cultural Night which displayed the cultural diversity that was owned by each delegates of APRM. Each country has its own cultural characteristics, such as Indonesia, which displayed traditional dances and sang some regional songs. In addition, the delegates were also introduced to the beautiful and historic natural conditions of Palawan Island for the local community through Field Trip. Some of the natural tourist destinations visited were Puerto Princesa, Ugong Rock and El Nido Island Underground River National Parks. Underground River National Park Puerto Princesa is a protected area located 80 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. In that place, there was a bat ecosystem in the cave. The natural beauty of Ugong Rock that can be seen from above when playing flying fox and El Nido Island which presents the blue sea also illustrates the condition of the island which has the potential to become a foreign tourist destination while also maintaining environmental sustainability.



Are you brave enough to be the next president OF IFSA LC-IPB?
submit the following requirements :
1. Your best CV
2. Motivation letter
3. Vision and mission

deadline : 20th December 2017
send to ifsaipb@gmail.com in pdf. format

“A leader who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”
-John C Maxwell-


Hi, welcome to our story. Here I want to share my precious experience while I was in Mexico for becoming a delegate to International Forestry Students’ Symposium held by international youth organization called IFSA (International Forestry Students’ Association), if you want to know more about IFSA you can go to this link ifsa.net.

Okay, back to my story, hello, my name is Monica, and I am undergraduate student in Bogor Agricultural University Indonesia majoring forest products technology. Last month I was so lucky for getting this precious opportunity to be one of the participant in this biggest forestry students’ symposium in the world. So, I and my friend (Mahtuf Ikhsan, Forest Management Department) are the representative from Indonesia to join this event in Puebla, Mexico.

Our picture while celebrating our Independence Day in tropical dessert in Mexico

There are 71 forestry students from 28 countries all over the world joining this symposium, previous event was held in South Africa in 2016. The committee of this event were the students’ from IFSA Local Committee of Universidad Autonomma Chapingo (UACh), Texcoco. This event having theme “Forests and Communities: Beyond Biodiversities”. This theme really represented the landscape, natural condition, environment and community in the diversity of Mexico. I am as Indonesian become so grateful for all of God’s blessing for both of our tropical country so we have a very beautiful and become top 10 most diverse country all over the world.

Community in Forest area

The agenda in this symposium divided into some activities, there were General Assembly for choosing new main board of IFSA organization, presentations, workshops, and 16 days of field trip in some cities like Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tehuacan, Texcoco, Chignahuapan and Universidad Autonoma Chapingo (UACh), Texcoco.

Workshop session 

We were given opportunities to visit some of historical and interesting places in Mexico, also given opportunity to understand, know, and feel the atmosphere of forests in Mexico. We visited historical sites like pyramids in Teotihuacan and Monte Alban which have become world heritage sites by UNESCO and have strong relation with the history of Maya in Mexico. We did camping too in the tropical dessert surrounded by giant cactus and hundreds age trees called “Elephant leg” in Tehuacan. The committee also brought us to visit Tule tree, the biggest diameter tree in the world, its diameter is 14m and become one of the symbol from Mexico. As a forester too, we visited forestry industries too both timber and non-timber industry.

Ecotourism in Mexico

And the best part is knowing how the culture of Mexican people, as they are all very kind, and good to us and of course really like party and dancing. Their face really looked alike Indonesian, so we weren’t looked like a tourist there hahahaha. The most interesting part of me was learning about what is “Day of Death” in Mexico, if you ever watch Coco Movie, you must know this thing. And so many more places that we had visited during our 16 days in Mexico, but I can’t tell you all cause it will take too much paper to type it.

Planting trees as the closing ceremony IFSS 2018 As the closing in this event we did planting tree in a monument called Pinetum Maximino Martinez Monument. It’s an international symbol built on 04th July 1985 in World Forestry Congress event and the planting was an action to replace the pine trees who couldn’t survive during the plantation session that ever held there.

Written by: Monica Br Ginting

IFSA Goes to Village: Forests and Energy Chapter II


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partenership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy



Forests play a very important role in our lives. Forestry also benefits the environment by stabilising soil, lifting water quality, storing carbon and supporting the biodiversity. Globally, forests hold an energy content approximately 10 times that of the world’s annual primary energy consumption. They thus have significant potential as renewable resources to meet global energy demand. Did you know trees are nature’s free air conditioners? How much do you know about Forests and Energy?

Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change. In the review, published in the journal Global Environmental Change, the 22 authors provide examples for the planet-cooling benefits of trees. Scientists found evidence for the widespread perception that trees and forests also influence rainfall. As such, the review insists that water, and not carbon, should become the primary motivation for adding and preserving trees in landscapes

“Carbon sequestration is a co-benefit of the precipitation-recycling and cooling power of trees. As trees process and redistribute water, they simultaneously cool planetary surfaces”, says Dr David Ellison, lead author of the study

Hence, planting trees has long been an expression of intent to do something of substance in the climate change, As they cool the planet, trees may also promote the rainfall.


We provide the IGTVs with a natural environment for the children to appreciate nature and discover on their own, reasons for conservation and sustainability. In this way the children are empowered to think creativity, independently, and collaboratively. IGTV “Forest and Energy Chapter II” was succesfully held at Kampung Jawa on Sunday (26/03/2017) along with members of IFSA LC IPB.

We have the children from a range of different backgrounds and ages the opportunity to mix and learn from one another, and We often see that through this experience the children develop self-confidence, thrive from our trust, bolster their self-esteem, and develop a healthy respect for the environment.

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