Local Events

FSA AGMMay 7, 2020
Fern Hill Hotel in Tweediejudy@forestrysouthafrica.co.za
WoodEX 202016-18 September 2020
Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrandwww.woodexforafrica.com
13th Veldfire management symposium18-20 November 2020
POSTPONED to November 2021
NMU, George Campustiaan.pool@mandela.ac.za
Focus on Forestry Conference2021michal@cmo.co.za
Bauma CONEXPO AFRICA13-16 October 2021Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrandwww. bca@mm-sa.com


Sounds of the Forest

Hinako Omori is a musician with a love for synthesizers and anything that makes interesting sounds. Born in Yokohama, Japan she moved to London when she was three, where she is still based. Image © Wild Rumpus

Timber Festival (UK) has commissioned cutting edge musicians Erland Cooper, Hinako Omori and Jason Singh to create new music using crowd sourced sounds from forests and woodlands across the world.

The artists will perform live at next year’s Timber Festival in the National Forest, England, in July 2021.

Timber Festival asked its global community to submit one-minute sound recordings of woodlands near where they live to contribute to the first global forest soundmap.

Over 550 people from more than 50 countries have now contributed short audio clips. So far it has sounds from every continent except Antarctica. Anyone can participate by taking a one-minute recording of their own local woodland.

The map also serves as an archive of ecosystems under threat by climate change, recording areas in stress and others being transformed.

The National Forest is the UK’s boldest environmentally led regeneration project, spanning 200 square miles in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. The central part of the Forest, which covers a former coalfield, has been transformed by the planting of nearly nine million trees over the past three decades.

For more info visit timberfestival.org.uk

Related article: Greenpop Reforest Fest

World Forestry Conference 2021: call for abstracts

The World Forestry Congress, which is held every six years, is the biggest global event in the forestry calendar. In 2015 it was held in Durban, South Africa, and in 2021 it will be held in Seoul, South Korea. Here’s a snapshot of South African delegates, Busi Mnguni and Sisa Damoyi, at the 2015 WFC, the first to be held on the African continent.

The XV World Forestry Congress (WFC) will be held from 24 to 28 May 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. Preparations for this Congress, which occurs every six years, are in full swing. The WFC Secretariat has opened a call for abstracts for papers, posters and videos as well as a call for proposals for side events.

The theme is ‘Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests’. The WFC Secretariat is keen to receive contributions from as many diverse stakeholders as possible on a wide variety of topics, in order to create a relevant and exciting event.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts for papers and posters and side event proposals is 31 August 2020, and the deadline to submit videos is 5 October 2020.

For more info visit the XV World Forestry Congress website: http://wfc2021korea.org/

Call for abstracts for papers, posters and videos: http://wfc2021korea.org/sub02/abstract.html

Call for side event proposals: http://wfc2021korea.org/sub02/side_events.html


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