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IUFRO's Partners

Who does IUFRO work with?

IUFRO, as the global voice of forest science, has systematically strengthened its participation in international processes. It has established long-term partnerships with inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental institutions and is directly involved in various inter-governmental processes and conventions.

In addition, IUFRO engages in a number of international partnerships and initiatives through specific projects, joint initiatives and other relevant activities. Partners often include non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and initiatives, private sector entities, major groups of civil society (e.g. the scientific and technological community; children and the youth), and other science organizations.

IUFRO’s relationships with its partners are either on a bilateral and equal level (e.g. through Memoranda of Understanding or similar agreements with a specific organization, including with member organizations) or defined by the level of contribution and participation (e.g. by being a partner in a partnership, in a process, in an umbrella organization etc.). All IUFRO’s activities with its partners are in line with the IUFRO Strategy post 2020 and contribute to the implementation of the associated Strategy Action Plan 2020-2024.

Alphabetical List of IUFRO’s Partners

Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI)

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet)

Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)

Center for International Forestry Research – World Agroforestry Centre CIFOR-ICRAF (CGIAR)

Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)

Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Management (CPW)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

European Forest Institute (EFI)

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Forest Europe

Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)

Forestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA)

Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR)

India Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)

International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA)

International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA)

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA)

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

International Science Council (ISC)

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Wood Culture Society (IWCS)


National Institute of Forest Science, Republic of Korea (NIFoS)

Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)


Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

United Nations Conventions to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

World Bank

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

XPrize Foundation