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 - December 2018  

CFA Newsletter - December 2018


Comparative analysis of forestry policy and implementation during the AK Party period in Turkey E. ATMİŞ and H.B GÜNŞEN

From nationalism to global climate change: analysis of the historical evolution of environmental governance in the Brazilian Amazon F. BIDONE and Z. KOVACIC

Household livelihoods and the uptake of improved forest management practices: a case study in Guinea P. CECI, C. CICATIELLO, L. MONFORTE, E. BLASI, S. FRANCO, G. BRANCA and G. SCARASCIA-MUGNOZZA

Foreign investments in the forestry sector as a means of increasing community resilience: two case studies in Mexico L. COOPER and E. HUFF

Getting from forest science to policy discourse: a theory-based outcome assessment of a global research programme A. HALIMANJAYA, B. BELCHER and D. SURYADARMA

Institutional challenges to the conservation of Arabuko-Sokoke Coastal Forest in Kenya L.M.B. LUMHOLT and T. TREUE

Forest ecosystem services in Nepal:  a retrospective analysis at the time of climate change P. LAMSAL, L. KUMAR, K. ATREYA and K.P. PANT

Influence of rural households’ livelihood capital on income derived from participation in the Forest Carbon Sequestration Project: a case from the Sichuan and Yunnan Provincesof China L.L. QIU, F. YANG, K.P. PAUDEL, M.A. KOONDHAR and W.Z. ZENG

The potential for improved cookstoves to reduce carbon dioxide emissions A. WHITEMAN, Y. LI,  E. FORNARI and I. ANIMON


•  Swampwood and guitars
Association news
Chris Harwood receives
Regional Award
Forest Scenes
• Urban forests in the global
• Australian forest biosecurity
• How fast is the world losing its forests?
• Forest gardens in British forestry
• Promoting the added value of wood in Peru
• Women re-robing Mount Kenya
• Why should we worry about Bialoweiza Forest?
• Marcus Wallenberg Prize
• Managing forests and their wildfires
• Trees’ benefits promoted in TEDx talk
Around the World


Latest News

CFA conference in Nigeria
The 2nd Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Conference 2018, Nigeria Chapter, COLLABORATION O...
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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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