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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 - December 2014   CFA Newsletter - December 2014


Woodfuel plantation projects in Kinshasa province: potential contribution to the alleviation of pressure on natural forests C. PAUL and I.M. FRASER
Addressing illegal logging in Ghana: do value, social identity, and corporate social responsibility theories matter? M. AMOAH and R.K. BOATENG
Rent-seeking and timber rights allocation in Ghana K. CARLSEN and C.P. HANSEN
REDD+ at work? Implementing consistent REDD+ policies at local levels - a case from Kilosa District, Tanzania C. DYNGELAND, P. VEDELD and A. VATN
A proposal of new conditions and criteria for the evaluation of woodlands M.S. KARLIN
Exploring the future of timber resources in the high forest zone of Ghana K.A. ODURO, B. ARTS, M.A. HOOGSTRA-KLEIN, B. KYEREH and G.M.J. MOHREN
Mapping international forest-related issues and main actors’ positions in Bangladesh Md S. RAHMAN and L. GIESSEN
Comparative analysis of the interactions between the FLEGT and REDD+ regimes in Cameroon and the Republic of Congo Y.T. TEGEGNE, R.M. OCHIENG, I.J. VISSERENHAMAKERS,
Sustaining and improving forest genetic resources for Zimbabwe: lessons from 100 years M. TEMBANI, T. MADHIBHA, C.T. MARUNDA and W.J. GAPARE
Book reviews
How to create a Green Mountain
Association News
• IUFRO Congress 2014
• The Commonwealth Forestry Review Online
• Africa, one tree at a time 
Forest scenes
• A hundred years of forestry at Oxford revitalized
• Congo Basin forest managment 
• Bamboo codes
• Smart phones and traceability
• News from Guyana
• Tree shade in Toronto
• Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
• Birmingham Institute of Forest Research
• University of British Colombia
• Consumer Goods and Deforestation
• Douglas Fir
• Finding the Right Balance
• History of Logging in N Borneo
• The Splendour of the Tree
Around the World


Latest News

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