The International Forestry Students' Symposium (IFSS) is IFSA's biggest annual meeting, bringing together more than 100 forestry students from all over the world. The 45th IFSS will take place in South Africa:
South Africa, a country on the southern-most tip of the African continent is home to seven biomes, from grassland to Fynbos and afro-temperate forests, the diversity in landscapes and humanity defines this country. South Africa is also the destination forthe 45th International Forestry Students’ Symposium (IFSS). From the 2nd to the 17th of July 2017 South African forestry students will host the globe and showcase the South African forestry industry in its excellence and diversity.
The IFSS has been organised since 1973, each year in a different country. In recent years, the Symposium has been hosted by universities from countries such as Austria, The Philippines and Canada. Participants of the symposium are forestry students that hail from all over the world and they get to have the opportunity to experience forestry as it is defined by the particular host country. Hosted under the auspices of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA
), these symposiums aim to further international forest education while developing forestry professionals that are cognisant of the fact that forest ecosystems thrive beyond political boundaries.