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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 2014   CFA Newsletter - September 2014


A tale of two forests: why forests and forest conflicts are both growing in Chile R. REYES and H. NELSON

User-oriented national forest monitoring planning: a contribution to more policy relevant forest information provision F.E. ARNOLD, E. RAMETSTEINER and C. KLEINN

Indonesia’s contested domains. Deforestation, rehabilitation and conservation-with-development in Central Kalimantan’s tropical peatlands S.L. JEWITT, D. NASIR, S.E. PAGE, J.O. RIELEY and K. KHANAL

How forests foster human health – Present state of research-based knowledge (in the field of Forests and Human Health) K. MEYER and R. BÜRGER-ARNDT

Rural livelihoods and the Chinese timber trade in Zambia’s Western Province P. ASANZI, L. PUTZEL, D. GUMBO and M. MUPETA

The impacts of Tanzania’s natural resource management programmes for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation G. PATENAUDE and K. LEWIS

Forestry and forest products industries in Zambia and the role of REDD+ initiatives J. RATNASINGAM, P. NG’ANDWE, F. IORAS and I.V. ABRUDAN

Does forest expansion mitigate the risk of desertification? Exploring soil degradation and land-use changes in a Mediterranean country L. SALVATI, A. SABBI, D. SMIRAGLIA and M. ZITTI


Beyond equitable data sharing to improve tropical forest management RUSLANDI, A. ROOPSIND, P. SIST, M. PEÑA-CLAROS, R. THOMAS and F.E. PUTZ

Book reviews

The Tropical managed Forests Observatory: a new research network addressing the resilience of tropical logged forests
Association news
• World Conference on Youth 2014
Forest scenes
• National Trees – Zimbabwe
• Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme
• Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda and illegal logging
• The new wildfire law in South Africa
• News from Guyana
• The devolution of land rights in Guyana
• The 2014 Marcus Wallenberg Prize
• Association of Women in Forestry
• VPA-FLEGT in Cameroon
• Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award
• Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change
• Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace
• State of the World’s Forests
• Forest Vision: Transforming the Forestry Commission
• Love-infused Development
Around the World


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