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 - Sept 2019  

CFA Newsletter - Sept 2019


Access to information and local democracies: a case study of REDD+ and FLEGT/VPA in Cameroon S. CARODENUTO

Pathways to institution and resource sustainability: lessons from the Forest Rights Act implementation in India S. DAS and N. TYAGI

Non-native tree species: strategies for sustainable management in Europe Lj. KEÄ�A, M. MARÄ�ETA, G. BOŽIÄ�, S. PERIÄ�, I. TSVETKOV, K. ANDREASSEN, A. STIJOVIÄ�, D. MANDŽUKOVSKI, B. ZLOKAPA and V.N. NICOLESCU

Criteria and Indicators for sustainable forest management: lessons learned in the Southern Cone P. LACLAU, A. MEZA, J. GARRIDO SOARES DE LIMA and S. LINSER

The contribution of community forestry to climate change adaptive capacity in tropical dry forests: lessons from Myanmar T. LIN, K.T. HTUN, D. GRITTEN and A.R. MARTIN

Why do logging companies adopt or reject forest certification in the Congo basin? Insights from Cameroon I. NDOUMBE BEROCK and S. ONGOLO

Megatrends affecting smallholder forestry in Indonesia to the year 2030 L. ROBINS and P. KANOWSKI

Causes and history of forest loss in Cambodia R. TSUJINO, T. KAJISA and T. YUMOTO

Blockchain as a solution to the problem of illegal timber trade between Russia and China: SWOT analysis A. VILKOV and G. TIAN

•  Backing up to go forwards
Forest Scenes
• Dryland resources of
sub-Saharan Africa
• Improving sustainable
forest management
Jamaica’s REDD+ journey
gets financial boost
• Spotlight on Zambia’s oil palm
• Strengthening the national process in Cameroon
• Tall an old or dense and young?
• Training compendiums on climate change in Africa
• Harmony
• Trees of PNG
• Special Issue of Australian Forestry
Around the World


Latest News

Nigeria Chapter 5th Workshop
The 5th Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Workshop Nigeria Chapter held at the Federal Univ...
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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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