CIFOR in Asia:Celebrating 20 Years of Research

By on February 18, 2015

Cifor in AsiaInfo Baru Vol. 11 No. 2 Februari 2015-z

Asia’s forests host a wealth of treasures and resources that are critical to the livelihoods of people living in and around them, to the economic development of the countries endowed with them, and to the world’s ecosystem and climate.
With such high local and global value, the effective, sustainable management of these forests is a challenge with high stakes. And yet human activities continue to drive deforestation and degradation of forests, which in turn threaten the livelihoods of thousands and contribute further to a warming global climate.

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has sought to understand how to maintain healthy forests and inform forest management strategies that optimize outcomes for livelihoods, economic development, biodiversity, environmental effects and sustainability. From the Javan leopard to timber used for furniture, plantation policies to community participation, charcoal to carbon storage. CIFOR’s work has viewed forests in the context ofsome of Asia’s biggest current challenges: poverty, illegal logging, a growing timber demand, wildlife conservation, and climate change.

This volume showcases a snapshot of CIFOR’s 20-year journey with Asia, its forests, and its forest dwellers. It is a celebration of the positive impact that science, knowledge, and collaboration has had, a reminder of the challenges that remain, and a symbol of CIFOR’s continued commitment to rigorous, collaborative and innovative research. We welcome the next 20 years of CIFOR in Asia.

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