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   CFA National Branch Websites

  • CFA India
    The India Chapter has been making rapid strides in initiating a number of policy discussions through seminars, workshops and lecture series.

  • CFA Canadian Chapter
    Canada and Canadian foresters have long been leaders in international forestry and have made important contributions throughout the world. More and more, we are looking beyond our borders to the global issues facing the world's forests and the people who depend on them.

  • CFA UK National Branch                                                                                                                          The UK National Branch was established in 1998 and provides a focal point for CFA activities within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • CFA Zambia                                                                                                                                          The website for the Zambia chapter was completed in October 2002 and introduces the work of one of the strongest regional CFA groups.


  • International Forestry Students Association (IFSA)                                                                                      The primary goal of IFSA is to enrich forestry students´ formal education, especially in terms of a wider, more global perspective through extracurricular activities and the exchange of information and experience.


    IFSA promotes co-operation among forestry students, and establishes links with other international organisations in areas such as forestry, environmental protection, higher education, economy and social development. IFSA intends to contribute to a more complete professional preparation for its members, as well as to represent their interests in the international community.


    CFA is a primary partner of IFSA.  The two organisations work together to support the link between forestry students and forestry professionals.

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   Conservation Issues

  • Conservation International
    Conservation International's (CI) mission is to conserve the Earth's living natural heritage, our global bio diversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.

  • Forest Conservation Portal
    works to end deforestation, preserve old-growth forests, conserve and sustainably manage other forests, maintain climatic systems and commence the age of ecological restoration.

  • IUCN Forest Conservation Programme
    The maintenance and, where necessary, restoration of forest ecosystems to promote the conservation and sustainable management of forests, and equitable distribution of a wide range of forest goods and services.

  • UNEP-WCMC's Forest Programme
    Integrated and accessible information on the conservation of the world's forests and their biodiversity, as well as providing support in managing this information.

  • World Resources Institute
    Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management.

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  Global Forestry Policy Dialogue

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  International Cooperation (general)

  • Commision on Sustainable Development
    Gateway to a number of UN websites on sustainable development topics - Agenda 21, forests, Rio+10,etc.

  • FAO
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; databases, online magazine, reports.

  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    The International Development Research Centre is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.

  • Sustainable Development Gateway
    A collection of reports / articles on climate change.

  • World Bank
    The World Bank's mission is to reduce poverty and improve living standards through sustainable growth and investment in people. The Bank is aware that in many of its client countries, forests play an important role in achieving this purpose. The website has some useful online documents, particularly those related to forest policy.

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  Forest-related Organisations

  • CAB International (CABI)
    CAB Abstracts and TREECABWeb online, online publications available for PDF downloading from the "Reading Room" feature.

  • CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
    Home CIFOR is a global knowledge organisation committed to enhancing the benefits of forests for people in the tropics. CIFOR was established under the CGIAR system in response to global concerns about the social, environmental and economic consequences of loss and degradation of forests.

  • CATIE - Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza
    Located in Turrialba, Costa Rica; CATIE is a research and education centre for agriculture and forestry.

  • CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
    Gateway to the CGIAR network of research centres including CIFOR and ICRAF, numerous online publications.

  • FAO Forestry:

    • FAO Unasylva
      A quarterly international journal of forestry and forest industries published by FAO.

    • State of the World's Forests
      Published every two years to give the most comprehensive and up-to-date picture available of the status of forests worldwide and new developments in the forestry sector.

  • Forest Stewardship Council
    The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

  • Forests, Trees, and People Programme & Network
    The network is designed to share information about improving community forestry activities and about initiatives of interest to its members. Some online publications and reviews of manuals, working papers, and other reports that can be ordered.

  • Global Canopy Programme                                                                                                                        A global alliance linking studies of forest canopies worldwide into a collaborative programme of research, education and conservation addressing biodiversity, climate change and poverty alleviation

  • ICRAF - International Centre for Agroforestry Research
    ICRAF has changed its name to the World Agroforestry Centre.  See link below.

  • International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)
    The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) was created by treaty in 1983 and its headquarters was established in Yokohama, Japan, in late 1986. The primary idea is to provide an effective framework for consultation among producer and consumer member countries on all aspects of the world timber economy within its mandate. Website has an extensive online library.

  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
    IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists. Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in forestry and forest products research.

  • Royal Forestry Society
    Furthering the appreciation, understanding and knowledge of trees, woods and forests.

  • Tropenbos Foundation
    A Dutch foundation working in tropical forest research, also website of the European Tropical Forest Research Network.

  • UK Forestry Commission
    The Forestry Commission of Great Britain is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.

  • World Agroforestry Centre                                                                                                                  The World Agroforestry Centre combines excellence in scientific research and development to address global poverty, hunger and environmental needs through collaborative programs and partnerships that transform lives and landscapes locally and globally.

  • World Resources Institute - Forestry Pages
    Numerous programs and publications on forest policy, deforestation, climate change, and sustainable development in general.

  • World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development
    Reports from the Commission's hearing, however, only a summary of the final report is available online.

  • World Bank / WWF Forest Alliance
    An alliance to work with governments, the private sector and civil society to significantly reduce the loss and degradation of all forest types worldwide, works toward this goal by promoting forest conservation and internationally recognised best practices in forest management; some downloadable publications.

  • WWF Global Network - Forests for Life Campaign
    Numereous publications on tropical and temperate forests available for downloading.

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  Other Internet Forestry Resources

  • Centre for Social Forestry
    The establishment of CSF is aimed at building capacity of Unmul staff in curriculum development, research, training and exstension activities in social forestry.

  • The Overstory
    The Overstory is a free e-mail agroforestry journal for practitioners, researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts. One issue is sent every two weeks focusing on a concept in related to designing, developing, and learning more about agroforestry systems. Each edition includes project development strategies, brief book recommendations, species highlights and internet links to helpful information for agroforesters.  

  • University of Oxford - Plant Sciences Library                                                                                        Contains the Oxford Forestry Institute (OFI) holdings.  Can be searched on-line.

  • WWW Virtual Library: Forestry
    Global portal for Internet resources on forests and conservation.

  • Yahoo! - Science:Agriculture:Forestry
    Global portal for Internet resources on forests and conservation.

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The CFA is not responsible for the content of any sites listed above, and although it tries to keep the list as up to date as possible, some of the links may become out of date. If you spot any of these, or have suggestions of links to add, please let us know.

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