International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF)

Société internationale des forestiers tropicaux
Sociedad Internacional de Forestales Tropicales

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1950 Washington DC USA


1950, Washington DC (USA). Incorporated in the District of Columbia (USA). Sometimes also referred to in French and Spanish as Société internationale des ingénieurs forestiers tropicaux – Sociedad Internacional de Ingenieros Forestales Tropicales. Inactive 1972-1980. Dormant between 2012 and 2018, when it was revived.


Facilitate transfer of technology in forestry, wildlife, ecology, environmental, and industrial fields; promote technical interest in protection, management, rational use and development of tropical and semi-tropical forests.


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Board of Directors of 7 Directors elected by members, comprising President and Director-at-Large, Vice-President and Director-at-Large, 3 Regional Directors (Africa; Asia; Latin America) and 2 additional Directors-at-Large. The Board appoints Country Vice Presidents (currently 81) to act as ISTF liaisons in each country.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 15: Life on Land



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