Corporate news

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 to advance discussions of forest landscape restoration at SER Conference

23 Aug 2017

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will present some of its research highlights at the seventh biennial World Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER Conference), scheduled from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in Foz do Iguassu (Brazil) and expected to draw over 1,500 delegates, including researchers, practitioners, policymakers and community leaders. […]

CIFOR takes research results on forestry sector’s impact in Cameroon to National Assembly

01 Aug 2017

The Cameroon branch of the Network of Parliamentarians for the Sustainable Management of the Forests Ecosystems of Central Africa (REPAR) organized a plenary session on political science to garner insight into the value of biodiversity in the country in order to better tailor laws to actual needs. It was also an opportunity for lawmakers  CIFOR […]

Presentations shed new light on restoration, agrarian change and nutrition at ATBC 2017

31 Jul 2017

Delving into such thorny topics as the need to monitor landscape restoration, what happens to diets when forest cover changes and remote sensing and what it can and cannot tell us, CIFOR scientists and researchers offered distinct perspectives to engaged audiences at the Annual Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Meeting in Merida, Mexico. CIFOR’s […]

Policy dialogue: CIFOR co-hosts FLEGT talks in Jakarta

14 Jul 2017

A national policy dialogue co-hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) on 13 July brought together more than 200 policy makers, scientists, business owners, craftsmen and more to discuss the potential benefits of FLEGT (Forest, Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) licenses for small and medium enterprises in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read the press release […]

CIFOR-USAID study abroad program supports development of Indonesia’s next generation of forestry experts

11 Jul 2017

Young Indonesian leaders in forestry management, biodiversity conservation and land-use policy have been given the opportunity to develop expertise through a master’s program managed by CIFOR and funded by USAID that places students in masters degree programs at four US universities with leading forestry and environmental studies programs.

Forest and water conservation go hand in hand – and partners see eye to eye

11 Jul 2017

CIFOR’s Water Towers project is focusing on two landscapes: the Mau Forest in Kenya and the Mount Elgon Forest across the Kenya and Uganda border. CIFOR is exploring the integration of forestry and water stakeholders involved in the management of water towers.

CIFOR named top climate think tank outside of Europe and North America

11 Jul 2017

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has been named the Top Climate Think Tank in 2016 outside of Europe and North America, and was ranked third worldwide for performance per capita, in a new ranking compiled and assessed by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG).

Training a new generation of Congolese forestry researchers

05 Jul 2017

This event description is also available in French. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, education initiatives are transforming the classroom experiences of aspiring researchers D. Andrew Wardell and Gabrielle Lipton Among the innumerable casualties of the decades-long series of conflicts and instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), education is one of the most […]

Running for the trees, and spreading climate awareness

04 Jul 2017

On 19 August 2017, the Climate-Trail will take place in Herbeumont (Belgium), an event that provides a unique opportunity to combine environmental awareness with outreach and tree planting. With 1,000 runners spreading climate change messages, Climate-Trail organizer Resources and Synergies Development (R&SD) aims to plant 100,000 trees. Hoping to make a positive difference in the […]