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The CFA in partnership with the Commonwealth Woods, a legacy project of the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow is pleased to announce the winner of the Commonwealth Woods Photographic Competition, established to show the diversity of forests throughout the Commonwealth.  The winning photograph, entitled 'A quiet place for reading', was taken by Arjen van de Merwe who wins a digital camera. The competition was open to everyone and attracted entries from around the Commonwealth.  The best 100 photos, are curently being exhibited in a gallery in Glasgow and can be seen on our Photo Gallery page. 

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 - September 2015   CFA Newsletter - September 2015


Using a global botanic gardens database to help assess the capabilities of rare eucalypt species to cope with climate change T.H. BOOTH

The role of human activities on forest insect outbreaks worldwide W.M. CIESLA

Self-identification of indigenous people in post-independence Indonesia: a historical analysis in the context of REDD+ S. DE ROYER, L.E. VISSER, G. GALUDRA, U. PRADHAN and M. VAN NOORDWIJK

Has the evolution process of forestry policies in Uganda promoted deforestation? C. GALABUZI, G. EILU, G.N. NABANOGA, N. TURYAHABWE, L. MULUGO, E. KAKUDIDI and N. SIBELET

Determinants of participation in community forestry in Nepal B.N. OLI and T. TREUE

Reconceptualizing the social contributions of community forestry as citizenship R.L. RUTT

Potential of institutional arrangements for sustainable management of forests under co-management with local forest organisations in Mua-Livulezi Forest Reserve, Mtakataka, Malawi T.C. SENGANIMALUNJE, P.W. CHIRWA and F.D. BABALOLA

Challenges for improving forest conditions and forest based livelihoods through participatory forest management around Bonga, south-western Ethiopia T. TEKALIGN, U. KABA and K. ZERIHUN

Sustainable Forest Management in Portugal: transition from global policies to local participatory strategies S. VALENTE, C. COELHO, C. RIBEIRO and G. MARSH

Book reviews
The Forest Act and devolution
in Kenya
Forest scenes
• On care for our common home
• Forestry career outlook in Zimbabwe
• Pine martens recover in the UK
• Model Forest and traditional plants
• First Nations and herbicide use in Canada
• Forests delivered by courier
• The Charter of the Forest
• Two interesting trees
• Forestry governance in Brazil
• Forestry for rural development
• Measurements for estimating carbon stocks
• Technical considerations for Forest Reference Emission Level
• Understanding long-term impacts in the forest sector
• The context of natural forest management
• Making forest conservation benefit local communities
Around the World


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