Traditional ecological knowledge emphasizes the importance of the relationship between human beings and nature. The eco standards of 21th century make it necessary to develop and implement human and nature oriented activities for sustainable management of forest resources. The designated forestry activities should contribute to the protection of biodiversity, ecosystems, and habitats through environmentally friendly operations, while meeting the public demands for wide range of forest products and services within sustainable limits of the forest ecosystems.
There is no doubt that environmentally friendly approaches are necessary for implementing reduced impact forest operations in the field of forest engineering. Besides, forest operation activities provide important sources of income and job opportunities and help enhancing life of rural populations in many countries. Although these activities provide many economic benefits, a wide variety of workplace hazards present risks to the health and safety of people at workplace. Therefore, not only technically appropriate and economically profitable but also environmentally sound and socially acceptable forest operation practices should be promoted to ensure the continued satisfaction of human needs for present and future generations.
2nd International Symposium of Forest Engineering and Technologies (FETEC 2019): “Human and Nature Oriented Forest Engineering” will be organized on 4-6 September 2019 at “Agricultural University of Tirana (UBT)” in the city of Tirana, Albania. The symposium co-organizers include IUFRO Division 3.01.00 and FETEC Platform.
“The aim of the symposium is to discuss the most recent scientific researches and professional works related to human and nature oriented perspective of forest engineering with attendance of international researchers, practitioners, and relevant shareholders.”
On behalf of the entire organizing committee we would like to sincerely welcome you to the FETEC-2019 in Tirana.
Prof. Dr. Leonidha Peri Prof. Dr. Hajri Haska
Dean, FFS, Albania Symposium Chairman