Welcome to the CFA



The CFA is a partner in a new initiative, The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy,  in which Commonwealth citizens are leading the world in efforts to protect the forest – forest that their communities and the planet as a whole depend on.  

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy will show that, irrespective of geography, economy, culture or tenure, solutions exist to the threats facing these critical ecosystems.   For more information visit the QCC website.

Our Patron His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales

The Commonwealth Forestry Association is pleased to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, has become our new Patron following news that Her Majesty, The Queen wished to step down from the position.  We would like to record our thanks to Her Majesty for her commitment and support to the CFA since she became Patron in 1952 as we look forward to working closely with our new Patron.

Professor John Innes, CFA President 

“The objective of the CFA is to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the world's forests and the contributions they make to peoples’ livelihoods…..”

“A particularly important aspect of the CFA is the links that are being forged between forestry professionals and civil society”.

Read why Professor Innes supports the CFA


Recent publications

International Forestry Review - March 2019  

CFA Newsletter - March 2019


Learning from failure: lessons from a forest based carbon and charcoal project  K. AGANYIRA, R. KABUMBULI, V. MUWANIKA, D. NAMPANZIRA, J.R.S. TABUTI and D. SHEIL

Implementation of forest certification in Brazil, Spain and Portugal: an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) application R.R. ALVES, E.F. ANDRÉS, A. ROJO-ALBORECA and C.R. GRACIOLI

Willingness-to-pay for environmental services provided by trees in core and fringe areas of Benin City, Nigeria O.J. ARABOMEN, P.W. CHIRWA and F.D. BABALOLA

The contested role of management plans in improving forest conditions in Nepal’s community forests S. BARAL, H. MEILBY and B.B.KHANAL CHHETRI

Use of artificial neural networks and ARIMA for forecasting sawnwood consumption of Pinus sp. in Brazil D.A. BURATTO, R. TIMOFEICZYK JUNIOR, J.C.G.L. SILVA, J.R. FREGA, M.S.S.A. WIECHETECK and C.A. SILVA

Evolution in the enabling factors for transformational change in forestry and land use policy processes: case of REDD+ in Cameroon  E.L. CHIA, D. HUBERT, S. CARUDENUTO and O. SENE

Evaluation, analysis and perception of Sustainable Forest Management through the lens of the PEFC forest certification using two case studies in Sicily E. LOMBARDO and F.G. MAETZKE

Analysing data sources’ suitability to support forest policy decision-making in the Czech Republic M. SYNEK and M. HRIB

Changes in livelihood practices, strategies and dependence on bushmeat in two provinces in Gabon E.J.T. VAN GILS, V.J. INGRAM, D. MIDOKO IPONGA and K. ABERNETHY


OBITUARY John Spears


Association News

•  CFA conference in Nigeria


• MSc in Tropical Forestry


Forest Scenes

  • Forest-water nexus
  • Global green supply chains
  • Old growth forest nder threat
  • Seedballs in Kenya
  • Urban forestry
  • Plant a million: Zambia



  • Coppice forests in Europe
  • Reclaiming indigenous knowledge
  • Transforming REDD


Around the World


Latest News

Nigeria Chapter 5th Workshop
The CFA Nigeria Chapter 5th Workshop on Improving Scientific Skills In Natural Resources Manageme...
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Young Forester Award launched
As part of the Commonwealth Forestry Association’s commitment to supporting    &n...
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Commonwealth Forestry Conference
The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference was held in Dehradun, India between 3-7th April 2017. &...
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Sir David Attenborough endorses Queen's Commonwealth Canopy
Sir David Attenborough has praised the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, an ambitious...
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