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 - March 2018  

CFA Newsletter - March 2018


The motivation for community participation in forest management: the case of Sefwi-Wiawso forest district, Ghana E.O. ACHEAMPONG, K.O. AGYEMAN and O. AMPONSAH

Improving forest land governance: the case of developing a digital archiving system for forest land records in Bangladesh S.K. BARUA, U.H. ABIR and M. BOSCOLO

FSC forest management certification in the Americas V.M. BASSO, L.A.G. JACOVINE, A.M.B. NARDELLI, R.R. ALVES, E.V. SILVA, M.L. SILVA and B.G. ANDRADE

Constraints to smallholder tree planting in the northern mountainous regions of Viet Nam: a need to extend technical knowledge and skills T.H. DO and R. MULIA

Estimating carbon avoided from entering the atmosphere from reduced-impact logging practices under the Climate Change Convention in Sabah, Malaysia M.V. GALANTE, M.A. PINARD and M. MENCUCCINI

The chronology of community participation in Indian forest management S. GHOSAL and J. LIU

Policy analysis for realizing the potential of timber production from Trees Outside Forests (TOF) in India M. GHOSH and B. SINHA

Addressing biodiversity in climate change discourse: Paris mechanisms hold more promise H. GUPTA and L.C. DUBE

Livelihoods, economic contribution and sustainability of the bush mango (Irvingia gabonensis) value chain from three provinces of Gabon D.M. IPONGA, C. MIKOLO YOBO, V. INGRAM, N. NSSI BENGONE and A. NGOYE

Culture and silviculture: origins and evolution of silviculture in Southeast Europe K.L. O’HARA, A. BONÄ�INA, J. DIACI, I. ANIÄ�, M. BOYDAK , M. CUROVIC, Z. GOVEDAR, N. GRIGORIADIS, S. IVOJEVIC, S. KEREN, H. KOLA, G. KOSTOV, M. MEDAREVIÄ�, M. METAJ, N.V. NICOLESCU, G. RAIFAILOV, P.T. STANCIOIU and N. VELKOVSKI

Book reviews

•  Nigeria's rare and threatened trees
Association news
CFA workshop in Nigeria
• QCC features in National
Forest scenes
• Restoring mangroves with the help of drones
• International Society of Tropical Foresters
• The Global Landscape Forum 2017: The Youth Perspective
• Global Timber Tracking Network News
• Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates
• The Human Cost of Conservation in Republic of Congo
• The Modern Timber House in the UK
• Trees in England: Management and disease since 1600
Around the World


Latest News

CFA Young Forester Award 2018
Applications for the CFA Young Forester Award are now being sought.  If you wish to receive ...
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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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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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