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 2019  

CFA Newsletter - December 2019


Bureaucratic recentralisation of Nepal’s community forestry sector B. BASNYAT, T. TREUE and R.K. POKHAREL

Forest certification and FSC standard initiatives in collaborative forest management system in Nepal B.P. BHATTARAI, R.M. KUNWAR and R. KC

Current p erspectives on forest recovery trends in Guanacaste, Costa Rica J. CALVO-ALVARADO, V. JIMÉNEZ, A. CALVO-OBANDO and M. CASTILLO

Public innovation and changes in communal access to timber in the northern Bolivian Amazon W. CANO, A. VAN DE RIJT, W. DE JONG and P. PACHECO

A reality check: unveiling the unseen faces of SRA compliance in Ghana E.M. KUMEH and D.K. ABU

How REDD+ and FLEGT-VPA processes are contributing towards SFM in Indonesia – the specialists’ viewpoint P.R. NEUPANE, C.B. WIATI, E.M. ANGI, M. KÖHL, T. BUTARBUTAR, REONALDUS and A. GAULI

Forest and land fires, toxic haze and local politics in Indonesia H. PURNOMO, B. OKARDA, B. SHANTIKO, R. ACHDIAWAN, A. DERMAWAN, H. KARTODIHARDJO and A.A. DEWAYANI

Structuring contrasting forest stakeholders’ views with the Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA) approach L.D. SANTOS, S.L. SCHLINDWEIN, A.C. FANTINI, M.C.N. BELDERRAIN, G. MONTIBELLER and L.A. FRANCO

The drivers and evolution of competing forest certification schemes in the Chilean forestry industry M. TRICALLOTIS, P. KANOWSKI and N. GUNNINGHAM

•  Backing up to go forwards
Forest Scenes

• Don’t neglect the threat of pests and diseases!

Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

• Inside Prince Harry’s efforts to preserve African parks

Forest Scenes

• Marking 100 years of reforestation of a denuded nation

• Green shoots of hope

• Esther Mwangi, researcher on gender and forest property rights, dies at 53

• New Leadership in IUFRO – John Parrotta

• At SFI, collaboration is key to sustainable forestry

• The use and future potential of unmanned aerial systems for forestry applications and research

• This car is made of wood

Around the World


Latest News

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