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Looking for the latest updates on CIFOR partnerships, projects and events? Scan the list below, and don’t forget to check Forests News for research stories and interviews.

CIFOR Day at USAID: Integrating biodiversity and forests into key development objectives

09 Dec 2016

By: Karen Louise Boothe USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up this past October to host a series of seminars focused on integrating biodiversity and forests into diverse development objectives including food security, the fight against zoonotic disease, improved governance, secure land rights, gender equality, […]

CIFOR scientists bringing latest research to CBD COP13

07 Dec 2016

A delegation of scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will be presenting their latest research at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), to be held in Cancún, Mexico, from 4 to 17 December 2016. Around 10,000 participants from government, research, civil […]

Understanding REDD+ across the globe

29 Nov 2016

The global framework to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation known as REDD+ is ambitious and groundbreaking. After years of national, sub-national and project-level experimentation, focused, innovative research is required to understand REDD+ successes and failures amid diverse local conditions. Looking at REDD+ across the globe, a continuing Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) […]

German Government supports establishment of Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn

14 Nov 2016

At the Global Landscapes Forum in Marrakesh, the German Federal Government announced to 5,500 participants here and online, and several million social media followers that the German Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation are working together to support the GLF for the next four years in Bonn. The platform for global […]

Sharing CIFOR’s latest research at IUFRO

20 Oct 2016

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016, “Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research”, to be held from 24-27 October in Beijing, China, is one of the largest global events for leading forestry managers, scientists and decision makers. A team of CIFOR scientists will attend to lead […]

Rural women linking landscapes and livelihoods across the globe: Zambia, Ecuador, Indonesia

14 Oct 2016

To celebrate the UN International Day of Rural Women (October 15), CIFOR’s Gender Coordinator Dr. Bimbika Sijapati Basnett shares her views on the progress and the challenges for women living and working in rural areas in this audio photoessay.  Link:

CIFOR at IUFRO conference in Beijing

28 Sep 2016

The IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania will be held in Beijing from 24 to 27 October. Covering approximately one-quarter of the world’s land area and home to more than half the world’s population, the region supports rich biodiversity amid rapid development. With the theme “Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research”, CIFOR […]

Apply now for CIFOR-USAID Master’s Degree Fellowships in the US

23 Aug 2016

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce master’s degree opportunities for 25 highly qualified Indonesian candidates to study forest and biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and related disciplines in the United States. Highly qualified candidates are invited to apply now for admission in […]

CIFOR joins regional partners at Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

02 Aug 2016

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is joining partners from the Asia-Pacific region at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, due to be held from 3-5 August in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. CIFOR’s Director General, Dr Peter Holmgren, will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony on 3 August, and will be involved […]

CIFOR scientists awarded for ‘Outstanding Article’

25 Jun 2016

Research scientists Peter Cronkleton and Anne Larson, from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), have been awarded the 2015 ‘Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award’ for their research on property systems in the Amazon.

Cronkleton and Larson’s winning article is titled, Formalization and Collective Appropriation of Space on Forest Frontiers: Comparing Communal and Individual Property Systems in the Peruvian and Ecuadoran Amazon.