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


Extraction of timber and non-timber products from the Swamp Forest of Lokoli (Benin): use patterns, harvesting impacts and management options O.D. AHOSSOU, B. FANDOHAN, I. STIERS, M. SCHMIDT and A.E. ASSOGBADJO

A case study on inclusiveness in forest management decision-making mechanisms: a comparison of certified and non-certified forests in the Republic of the Congo E. GUILLAUME

Stumpage prices: a review of influential factors A.M. KLEPACKA, J.P. SIRY and P. BETTINGER

What do forest audits say? The Indonesian mandatory forest certification A. MARYUDI, H. KURNIAWAN, B.D. SISWOKO, W. ANDAYANI and B. MURDAWA

Analysis of sectoral and subsectoral forces on policy outcomes and changes: the case of Cameroon’s forest policy sector R.S. MBATU

Examining forest governance in the United States through the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators Framework K.A. MCGINLEY and F.W. CUBBAGE

Implementing REDD+: learning from forest conservation policy and social safeguards frameworks in Cameroon S. NGENDAKUMANA, M.P. FEUDJIO, S. SPEELMAN, P.A. MINANG, S. NAMIREMBE and P. VAN DAMME

Estimating wooden kitchen furniture’s contribution to climate change mitigation V.M. PALMA, D.M. PETTENELLA, M. ZANETTI, I. ANIMON and A. TRACOGNA

Gender mainstreaming in forest governance: analysing 25 years of research and policy in South Asia N. TYAGI and S. DAS

Book reviews

•  Counting the World's tree species.
Association news
•Commonwealth Forestry
• Queen’s Commonwealth
Forest scenes
• Participatory development
of C&I in Mexico
• Ladies of the forest
• Reconciling conservation
and the timber trade
• Harnessing the potential
of the private sector
• NIRS video
• PEFC and certified
• Prevalence, economic
contribution, and
determinants of trees
on farms
Around the World


Latest News

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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Queen's Award winner announced
 The CFA is pleased to announce that the Queen's Award for Fo...
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