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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 - March 2015   CFA Newsletter - March 2015


Governance in community forestry in Nepal through forest certification R.P. ACHARYA, B.P. BHATTARAI, N. DAHAL, R.M. KUNWAR, G. KARKI and H.P. BHATTARAI

Verified Legal? Ramifications of the EU Timber Regulation and Indonesia’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement for the Legality of Indonesian Timber A. FISHMAN and K. OBIDZINSKI

Carbon stocks in tropical evergreen broadleaf forests in Central Highland, Vietnam VO DAI HAI, TRAN VAN DO, DANG THINH TRIEU, TAMOTSU SATO and OSAMU KOZAN

The role of forestry in national climate change adaptation policy: cases from Sweden, Germany, France and Italy E.C.H. KESKITALO, M. LEGAY, M. MARCHETTI, S. NOCENTINI and P. SPATHELF

The role of women in early REDD+ implementation: lessons for future engagement A.M. LARSON, T. DOKKEN, A.E. DUCHELLE, S. ATMADJA, I.A.P. RESOSUDARMO, P. CRONKLETON, M. CROMBERG, W. SUNDERLIN, A. AWONO and G. SELAYA

Forecasting forest areas and carbon stocks in Cambodia based on socio-economic factors T. MICHINAKA, M. MATSUMOTO, M. MIYAMOTO, Y. YOKOTA, H. SOKH, S. LAO, N. TSUKADA, T. MATSUURA and V. MA

Can Forest Management Units improve the management of state forests in Indonesia’s outer islands? Institutional analysis and case studies from Lampung province of Sumatra M. OTA

Policy options for effective REDD+ implementation in Indonesia: the significance of forest tenure reform M. SAITO-JENSEN, T. SIKOR, Y. KURNIAWAN, M. EILENBERG, E.P. SETYAWAN and S.J. KUSTINI

Policies to promote household based plantation forestry and their impacts on livelihoods and the environment: cases from Ethiopia, China, Vietnam and Sweden M. SANDEWALL, H. KASSA, S. WU, P.V. KHOA, Y. HE and B. OHLSSON

Book reviews
Supertrees at Singapore’s 
Gardens by the Bay Mountain
Association News
• YSRA report
• Our roots, our future
Forest scenes
• Model forests and sentinel landscapes
• Forest conservation and management in Rwanda
• The controversy of plantations in Chile
• News from Guyana
• Insect threat to Eucalyptus in Ireland
• Money logging – on the trail of the Asian Timber Mafia
• REDD+ on the ground
• Securing Forests, Securing rights
• The Ash Tree
• The Little Book of Legal Frameworks for REDD+
Around the World


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