I wonder if you, like me, are still adjusting to the idea that 2017 has already arrived. I was barely getting accustomed to 2016, and now we must assimilate ourselves to yet another year on the calendar. Onward!
Moving ahead, here at the World Forestry Center we are taking a fresh look at all the challenges we face and are making plans for an exciting 2017. Consider, if you will, the following three intersecting propositions:
The World Forestry Center is excited to announce a special Gala on Saturday, April 8, to honor our 210 distinguished Forestry Leadership Hall Inductees, both living and deceased. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the vitally important work of the World Forest Institute that extends the legacy of our Inductees to a global level.
World Forest Institute News and Updates
International Fellowship Spotlight: Andrea Cornejo from Nicaragua
Learn about one of the World Forestry Center’s International Fellows who completed a six-month assignment to collaborate with Northwest forestry practitioners.
The WFI Alumni are out there in world, doing good and creating change. Read several brief updates about what a few of them have been up to:
Chao-Nien “Carol” Koh (Taiwan, 2015) is busy implementing many of the things she learned during her Fellowship. She is creating new activities such as a children’s Birdsleuth Club in a primary school, a birds' nest-box watch group in the Taipei Botanical Garden, and proposing the creation of a wildlife corridor in East Rift Valley where she’s investigating biodiversity.
Gabriel Salako (Nigeria, 2011) was awarded a grant to continue working with his partners at Oregon State University during the summer of 2017 on forest issues in Nigeria.
Nathan Trushell (Australia, 2008) is currently the acting CEO for VicForests as they look for a successor.
Sarita Lama (Nepal, 2015) is now working in a disaster risk-reduction program. She is implementing programs in one of the most earthquake-affected districts in Nepal.
Zhang Yanping (China, 2006) received sponsorship from the China Natural Science Foundation for a key research project, which is a first for his institute.
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