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 - September 2018  

CFA Newsletter - September 2018


Carbon stock and its relationships with tree diversity and density in community forests in Nepal S. ARYAL, S. SHRESTHA, T. MARASENI, P.C. WAGLE and N.P. GAIRE
Understanding and evaluating success in international forestry research projects: experience from ACIAR projects in Vietnam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea A.G. BARTLETT
A review of the development of the multiple use forest management planning concept E.Z. BASHKENT
The socio-economic impact of extreme precipitation and flooding on forest livelihoods: ev idence from the Bolivian Amazon T. BAUER, V. INGRAM, W. DE JONG and B. ARTS
Complexities in accessing REDD+ benefits in community forestry: evidence from Nepal’s Terai region B.P. DEVKOTA and I. MUSTALAHTI
Assessing the new social forestry project in Indonesia: recognition, livelihood and conservation? M.R. FISHER, M. MOELIONO,
Community-based forestry and the function of institutions: a case study of Fung Shui forests in Hong Kong S.Y. LI
REDD+, NGOs and local government in Tanzania D. McNEILL, M. FURULY and A. VATN
The participation illusion: questioning community participation in a REDD+ pilot project in the Democratic Republic of Congo R.A. SAMNDONG

Book reviews

•  Trillion Trees
Association news
Young Forester Award winners
Forest Scenes
• Treeconomics
• Seeking new directions for research in forest genetics in Africa
• Transitioning British Columbia to Climate Based Seed Transfer
• The Edinburgh Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes: an optimistic future
• In Mexico, payments for ecosystem services benefit forests and communities
• Women are championing mangrove conservation in Nigeria
• Landing Together
• Going Green. Forests, fire and a flawed conservation culture
Around the World


Latest News

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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