- CIFOR's 20th anniversary
Celebrate 20 years of forestry research
Central Africa is home to the second largest continuous block of rainforest on the planet after the Amazon Basin. The area hosts a wealth of biodiversity and provides vital regional and global ecological services.
Have a story to share about CIFOR projects, publications or teams from the past 20 years? Have thoughts you want to share about CIFOR's growth, our mission and our influence? Tell us what you think about CIFOR's past and share your thoughts about our future.
We have produced thousands of publications over our history. Here are the most popular ones of the past 20 years.
When the Center for International Forestry Research began in 1993 in temporary offices in Bogor, Indonesia, with just a handful of staff, few would have anticipated its future impact and contribution to the global forestry research agenda. Today, with over 200 scientists and support staff, and 200 partners working in 30 countries worldwide, CIFOR has become one of the most influential research organisations working on forests and forest-related issues.
In 2013, CIFOR will celebrate its 20 year anniversary with a series of global events, functions and activities. The anniversary will bring together past and present stakeholders and Alumni to share their experiences, memories and achievements. We would also like to invite new friends and partners to join us in commemorating this special occasion.
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CIFOR Director General, Peter Holmgren
Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), gives the keynote address at the Institute of Foresters of Australia National Conference, "Managing our Forests into the 21st Century", in Canberra on 8 April 2013.
Peter talks about the need to erase the "lines in the landscape" -- with forest on one side and non-forest on the other -- to break down walls between sectors and move toward a landscape approach.