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CFA Young Foresters complete their placements in Uganda

The two winners of the CFA Young Forester Award, Chidiebere Ofoegbu from South Africa and Chisika Sylvester from Kenya, began their placements with the Uganda Sawlog Production Grant Scheme in early February under the watchful eye of SPGS Senior Plantation Officer, and CFA Youth Officer, Celia Nalwadda.  Their placements have now been completed and you can read the diaries of both YFA winners at YFA Diaries.

What they have to say

Chisika Sylvester

Chidiebere Ofoegbu

How leaving a legacy can help the CFA

As a charity, the CFA is dependent upon the support of its members.  Leaving a gift in your Will can help us continue to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the World's forests and the contribution they make to people's livelihoods. 

To find out how you can help please click here.

ANZIF meeting

The CFA is supporting ANZIF 2011 “Pacific Forestry – Growing a Forestry Future”, to be held in Auckland on 2-5 May. The conference which is targeting forestry policy makers, managers and

practitioners from the South Pacific region will address issues including illegal logging and climate change.  But as 2011 is also the UN International Year of the Forest a strong focus on social, cultural and economic expectations of forests in this region can be expected. More>>

International Year of Forests, 2011

 

2011 marks the International Year of Forests.  Click here to find out more.

CFA supports FAO and the International Year of the Forest.

 
New publication

Commonwealth Forests 2010

Commonwealth Forests 2010 online
Click here to download the full text or individual chapters/annexes

The CFA is pleased to announce the publication of Commonwealth Forests 2010 – an overview of the forests and forestry sectors of the countries of the Commonwealth.  It is a revised and expanded version of the book which first appeared in 2008 and contains the most up-to-date and extensive information available on the Commonwealth’s forest resource.  More>>

Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability 2011 – London, 12 & 13 May

Investment opportunities and carbon reductions

This promises to be an important year for the forestry sector internationally, and particularly for forestry finance initiatives. The UN has declared 2011 to be the International Year of Forests and the recent UN Climate Change conference in Cancun has given the green light to efforts to award carbon credits to projects in developing countries that Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).

Attend the 2nd Annual Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability conference for a full update on – and analysis of – the developments in policy, economics and financing of biomass and forestry projects, and to identify new investment opportunities and risks in these rapidly growing markets. 

For more information visit the conference website.

 

PEFC joins CFA

We are pleased to announce that PEFC UK Ltd has joined the CFA.  PEFC UK Ltd was established in 2000 and is the member of PEFC International, an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC International is an umbrella organisation that endorses national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. More>>

 

Where does the future lie for forestry?

The International Year of Forests is a good time to stand back and re-consider the contribution that forests make to human development.  There has been remarkable international consensus over the past 20 years that all people and all nations should follow the one goal of sustainable forest management.  Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in international development circles and the discussions over the future of tropical forests.  But is this consensus misplaced? Read Neil Bird's blog here.

 

NEW! NGO Directory

Now you can search our comprehensive list of Commonwealth NGOs with an interest in forestry by visiting our new NGO Directory.

 

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

 

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has carried out assessments of the world’s forest resources on eleven occasions since 1946, as part of its mandate to “collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate information” relating to the agricultural sector (which includes forestry).  They have been at 5-yearly intervals in recent years – 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005.  The key finding of the latest Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA2010) were released in March this year while the report was published to coincide with FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO) in October.  More>>

 

 
New Publications

CFA Newsletter

March 2011

 

CONTENTS

Restoring forests at home can lead to deforestation abroad

 

ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANZIF meeting

CFA Young Foresters relishing the challenge of working in Uganda

• Forestry anniversary celebrations

 A personal view of attendance at the Commonwealth Forestry Conference in Edinburgh, 2010

The CFA supporting science in developing countries

 

FOREST SCENES

Good news from Cancun

Challenges for Norwegian financial support to Guyana

Woodland creation in the UK – what has the Woodland Trust to offer?

• Trees, farms, towns, wilderness and people Interview with Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Chair of the Collaborative Partnership On Forests

 

MEETINGS

• Trees, people and the built environment

 

PUBLICATIONS

More people, more trees: environmental recovery in dryland Africa

• Contracting for forest carbon: elements of a model forest carbon purchase agreement

• Large-scale acquisition of rights on forest lands in Africa

• Saskatchewan’s New Forest Ecosite Field Guide published

 

AROUND THE WORLD

Africa: Forest Fest makes headway in protection, poverty reduction

Antarctica: Secrets of Antarctica’s fossilised forests

Australia: Mangroves may get growth spurt from Queensland fl oods

Brazil: Amazon drought is consistent with what scientific models predict for a warmer globe

Global: Forests could start growing again – UN expert

India: Centre plans ‘Green India Mission’

Indonesia: Palm oil deal aims to save forests and carbon – A major palm oil producer is joining forces with environmental campaigners in a bid to ramp up forest protection

Ireland: Future’s good for Forestry

Kenya: Project issues first REDD credits

UK: The forest sell-off is not radical enough

UK: Illegal timber sold by British businesses putting world’s forests at risk

USA: Intensive logging created New England’s rich wetlands

Zambia: ZAFFICO to raise 5m seedlings

International Forestry Review

Issue 1 2011

 

PAPERS

Towards cost-effective social impact assessment of REDD+ projects: meeting the challenge of multiple benefit standards

M. RICHARDS and S.N. PANFIL

 

Conceptual approaches to integrate nature conservation into forest management: a Central European perspective

A. BONCINA

 

Is China unique? Exploring the behaviour of Chinese and European firms in the Cameroonian logging sector

P.O. CERUTTI, S. ASSEMBE-MVONDO, L. GERMAN and L. PUTZEL

 

Commercial management of non-timber forest products in Nepal’s community forest users groups: who benefits?

K. GAULI and M. HAUSER

 

Exploration of the relevance of geographical, environmental and socio-economic indicators regarding forest conflict types

D. GRITTEN, and B. MOLA-YUDEGO

 

Reliable forest carbon monitoring – systematic reviews as a tool for validating the knowledge base

G. PETROKOFSKY, P. HOLMGREN and N.D. BROWN

 

New forests in changing landscapes in south-east Australia

H.T.L. STEWART, D.H. RACE and A.L. CURTIS

 

Indigenous forest management in Bolivia: potentials for livelihood improvement

P. UBERHUAGA, H.O. LARSEN and T. TREUE

 

Internationalization and financial performance in the global forest industry

Y. ZHANG and A. TOPPINEN

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Tropical Montane Cloud Forests                                       L.A. BRUIZNZEEL, F.N. SCATENA and L.S. HAMILTON


Transborder governance of forests, rivers and seas
Edited by W. DE JONG, D. SNELDER and N. ISHIKAWA
 

The Storm Leopard
M. MURRAY


The Collector: David Douglas and the natural history of the Northwest
J. NISBET


Managing Native Broadleaved Woodland
R. HARMER, G. KERR and R. THOMPSON
Forests and Society – Responding to global drivers of change
 

IUFRO World Series Volume
Edited by G. MERY, P. KATILA, G. GALLOWAY, R.I. ALFARO, M. KANNINEN, M. LOBOVIKOV, and J. VARJO


Forecasting Forest Futures. A Hybrid Modelling Approach to the Assessment of Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems and their Values
H. KIMMINS, J. A. BLANCO, B. SEELY, C. WELHAM and K. SCOULLAR


Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests
Edited by J. BAUHUS, P. VAN DER MEER and M. KANNINEN


Degraded Forests in Eastern Africa – Management and Restoration
Edited by F. BONGERS and T. TENNIGKEIT


Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land: The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa
Edited by F. NELSON

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Updates

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The CFA is pleased to announce a new membership category - National Forestry Associations.  For the cost of a single membership all members will be entitled to benefits of CFA membership and have access to the International Forestry Review and CFA Newsletter.  [More...]

 
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