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.

Professor John Innes, CFA Chair 

“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 - June 2017  

CFA Newsletter - June 2017


Does forest certification in developing countries have environmental benefits? Insights from Mexican corrective action requests A. BLACKMAN, A. RAIMONDI and F. CUBBAGE

Forest access and polycentric governance in Zambia’s Eastern Province: insights for REDD+ C. CARON and S. FENNER

Towards durable multistakeholder-generated solutions: the pilot application of a problem oriented policy learning protocol to legality verification and community rights in Peru D. HUMPHREYS, B. CASHORE, I.J. VISSEREN-HAMAKERS, W. DE JONG, K. McGINLEY, A. DENVIR, P. CARO TORRES and S. LUPBERGER

A new method for tagging and tracking logs C. KNOWLES, K. BOSTON and E. BERECIBAR

The contribution of NTFP trade to rural livelihoods in different agro-ecological zones of South Africa W. MUGIDO and C.M. SHACKLETON

REDD+ readiness phase in Uganda: learning from a carbon offset project implemented in Ongo community forest in mid-western Uganda J. NAMAALWA, P. NANTONGO and G.N. NABANOGA

Learning landscape sustainability and development links H. PURNOMO, B. SHANTIKO, D.A. WARDELL, R.H. IRAWATI, N.I. PRADANA and E.Y. YOVI

Global deforestation patterns: comparing recent and past forest loss processes through a spatially explicit analysis M. SANDKER, Y. FINEGOLD, R. D’ANNUNZIO and E. LINDQUIST

Reduced impact logging and silvicultural interventions in Ghana: the case of Bobiri Forest Reserve M. SANFILIPPO, E. AKAMPULIRA, A. MOHASE, H. OKONKWO, P. OUYOUMB, R. TUMBER, J. WALMSLEY and M. RAYMENT

Book reviews

•  Counting the World's tree species.
Association news
• CFA Young Forester
Award winner
• The Queen’s Baton Relay
• Queen’s Commonwealth
Canopy – Belize and
• Future Forests Fellowship
Forest scenes
• Measuring the impact of raised CO2 levels in mature forests
• Unravelling landscape transitions in SE Asia
• ITTO’s time-series on tropical timber
• The Oxford Emerging Markets Symposium 2017
• Silent Witnesses
Around the World


Latest News

Oxford 7th SEA Studies Symposium
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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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Future Forests Fellowship
The UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship aims to attract and retain world...
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Proceedings of CFA conference in Nigeria
Forestry and Allied Natural Resources Disciplines in Nigerian Institutions: Inputs for Futur...
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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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