Welcome to the CFA

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 - March 2024  

CFA Newsletter - June 2024


Improving the role of communities in participatory forest management through artificial intelligence: the case of Nairobi city park community forest association  S. CHISIKA and C. YEOM

Assessment of revenue loss from illegal logging in Ghana’s informal timber sector  L. DAMNYAG, A.A. BAMPOH, Y.T. TEGEGNE, B.D. OBIRI and K.A. ODURO

Alternative identification of wood from natural fallen trees of the Lecythidaceae family in the Central Amazonian using FT-NIR spectroscopy  C. EUGENIO DA SILVA, C.S. NASCIMENTO, J.A. FREITAS, R.D. ARAÚJO, F.M. DURGANTE, C.E. ZARTMAN, C.C. NASCIMENTO and N. HIGUCHI

An integrated ecosystem service-based approach for the sustainable management of forested islands in South Korea  J.H. JO, E.M. LIM, D.K. KWEON and C.W. PARK

Strengthening capacity for forest protection in Myanmar  S.S. LEE, W.W. THAN, K. TINT, S. SAING, I. ANIMON and S. SATHYAPALA

Tree seed supply system in Ethiopia: modeling source and dissemination of priority species  A.B. MEHARI, A.A. ABTEW and Y.M. MULATU

Training forestry students for uncertainty and complexity: the development and assessment of a transformative roleplay  I. WALLIN and V. BRUKAS

Intellectual capital in the Galician common forests  B. ZUGAZAGOITIA, C.M. JARDON and X. MARTINEZ-COBAS




•  Norman Lewis: CFA’s oldest member

Forest Scenes
• Can forests be more profitable than beef?
• Why businesses should stop planting trees
• Certified timber harvesting helping elephants and gorillas
• UK power station still burning rare wood
• Five positive signs for forests in 2024
• Previously logged forests struggle to survive
• Forests with rich diversity better adapted to climate change
• How Congo’s trees are smuggled through East Africa
• Deforestation in Indonesia

• Grow your knowledge
• How climate change could impact forests
• Should forests have rights?

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