Women - the new face of forest management
Today’s face of a professional forest manager is unlikely to be a rugged bearded bush-man type but is much more likely to be a very technologically savvy female who is a skilled communicator, business analyst and people manager.
Three of the key-note speakers at the Institute of Foresters of Australia conference on Tropical Forestry: Innovation and Change in the Asia Pacific Region are women, and nearly a quarter of the 84 papers being presented at the conference are from professional women.
Dr Kevin Harding said, ‘Our female speakers range from world recognised University, CSIRO and Australian Institute of Marine Science researchers to international trade and investment managers, forestry consultants, bush fire and carbon sequestration management experts, to community and small-scale forestry project managers from many parts of the world. The contribution that women are making to the Forestry profession reflects a huge diversity in skills and experience and brings new perspectives’.
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Media contact: Dr. Kevin Harding 0410471957