African Blackwood Conservation Project
A non-profit organization devoted to replanting this threatened species in Tanzania. Blackwood is the premier wood of choice for fine concert-quality woodwind instruments, and the tree plays a vital role in the ecology of the East African savannah.
| ||Alaska Rainforest Campaign|
Coalition of regional and national environmental groups working to protect and restore the last great expanse of temperate rain forest in North America. Site includes information about forests and rainforests.
| ||Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Programme|
The Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Programme works on two interlinked global problems: rural poverty and the environmental effects of deforestation in the humid tropics.
| ||Amazon Conservation Team|
Focus on cultural aspectsACT is dedicated to creating new conservation strategies by combining indigenous knowledge with Western science to understand, document and preserve the biological and cultural diversity of the Amazon.
| ||Ancient Forest Exploration and Research|
Information and research about Ontario's remaining old-growth forest ecosystems, including where to see them and how to help conserve them.
Multi-disciplinary project sponsored by the European Community which aims to investigate and document the future of the peoples of the rainforest. Involves over 30 researchers in the Caribbean,
| ||Asia Pacific Forest Certification Information|
A forest certification service aims to develop a certification information network to educate stakeholders and promote certification in East Asia and the Pacific.
| ||Audubon Sanctuary, Francis Beidler Forest|
National Audubon Society wildlife Sanctuary, one of the lartest virgin blackwater cypress-tupelo swamp forest left in the world (11,000+ acres).
A German-supported (mega)transect study of the Biodiversity of West Africa (Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin), East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), and Southern Africa (Namibia and South Africa).
| ||Bois et for?ts des tropiques|
scientific review disseminating knowledge on tropical forest in french, english and spanish.
| ||British Columbia Ministry of Forests|
An official government site about forest policy in British Columbia. Site also includes facts and data.
| ||British Trees|
Guide to the native trees of Britain, plus links to other web resources on forestry and conservation of British Native trees, including forest conservation organizations.
| ||Citizens For Better Forestry (CBF)|
Dedicated to sound ecosystem management and empowering local citizens to participate in management of National Forest lands, particularly in California.
| ||Citizens for Responsible Forest Management|
CRFM is committed to preserving and enhancing the ecological stability of the Santa Cruz Mountains environment, especially wildlife habitat and watershed stability, water quality and all beneficial uses of water including fisheries.
| ||Clearcutting in Nova Scotia|
Describes the adverse effects of forest clearcutting, discusses alternatives, and encourages action to stop the practice.
| ||Cloud Forest Alive|
Live cams of nesting quetzals and hummingbirds from the cloud forest of Costa Rica. Learn about the importance of preserving the biodiversity of the meso-American biological corridor.
| ||Cloud Rain Forests of Costa Rica|
General information about cloud rain forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Understand what lies under the canopy of the pristine primary cloud and rain forests. For students and the public at large.
| ||Decoding the Silent Lyrics of Rain Forests|
The "Tree of Life" shows that animals and plants have a common primordial ancestor. A Nigerian scientist, Philip Emeagwali, argues that the rain forests are the untapped technological gold mines of the 21st century.
A short tour of this subject. Educational and resourceful. Tour includes: Water/Carbon Cycles, Government Help, Links, Glossary, etc.
| ||East-West Forestry Associates, Inc.|
California forest inventory data, GIS.
| ||Eastern Old-Growth Clearinghouse|
News, announcements/alerts, summaries of selected scientific and general interest articles, and other information about old-growth forests in the eastern United States.
| ||Ecoforestry Notes|
Journal dedicated to the art, science, philosophy, and practice of sustainable forestry in healthy forests. Selected contents of past issues.
| ||Economics of Forest Protection and Management|
Find out about the economics of forests in the Southern U.S. and beyond, including measuring the sustainability of forestry, valuing nonmarket benefits, estimating the response of landowners to policy and incentive programs, projecting future timber suppl
| ||Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)|
Grassroots non-profit organization working to protect endangered species and forest ecosystems on California's North Coast. Site has information about the Headwaters Forest values and resources, and updates about the current status of protecting the endan
| ||Extinction Sucks|
Learn about the fate of biodiversity and endangered species in the temperate rainforests of British Columbia, Canada.
| ||FAO Forestry Programme|
Working on how to use the world's trees, forests and related resources to improve people's economic, environmental, social and cultural conditions while ensuring that the
| ||Focus on Forests|
Describes issues facing forests today. Aimed at 11-14 year olds studying for Keystage 3.
| ||Forest Action Network|
Campaigns to save British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the world through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.
| ||Forest Conservation: Australian Bush Heritage Fund|
Organisation that buys and then manages high-conservation private land in Australia as community-based conservation efforts.
| ||Forest Health|
Forest health issues with public forum and free advice.
| ||Forest Puzzles|
Pacific Northwest forests education site. At Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
| ||Forestry in the Appalachian Hardwoods of Kentucky|
Forest conservation and the practice of forestry in Kentucky. Consulting Forester and sample timber cruise report. Forest Management Workshop Manual. Forest Measurements from a Field Forester's Perspective. Growing and Harvesting timber. Many forestry
| ||Forests Conservation Archives and Portal|
Rainforest, Forest and Biodiversity Conservation News and Information.
| ||Forests Forever|
An organization which protects and enhances the forests and wildlife habitat of California through educational, legislative and electoral activities.
| ||Forests Monitor|
Contributes to the debate about sustainable forest management by collating and disseminating information on companies operating in the forestry sector around the world.
| ||Fundacion Jocotoco|
Information about rainforest reserves in Ecuador.
| ||Global ForestPure Science|
Global Forest is a research-oriented, conservation biological organization. Our allegiance is to innovative, results-oriented solutions. Help ensure that basic forest science is a priority on the world's stage.
| ||Great Bear Rainforest|
A non-profit, conservation and research society dedicated to ensuring the survival of wildlife in the Great Bear Rainforest, and thereby ensuring the protection of this ancient temperate rainforest.
| ||Headwaters Forest Coalition|
A group of independent environmental organizations banding together to save the Headwaters old growth Redwood Forest from being cut down.
| ||International Society of Tropical Foresters|
Committed to the protection, wise management and rational use of the world's tropical forests and promoting communication in tropical forestry disciplines. Includes notices of upcoming training and education opportunities plus organization information.
| ||International Union of Forestry Research Organizations|
IUFRO Vienna Office site. IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists. Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in forestry and forest products research.
Research in sustainable management, ecology and conservation of the Atlantic Brazilian Rainforest.
| ||Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and D|
An autonomous international rain forest conservation, research and development organisation based in Guyana. It is set up to demonstrate how tropical forests can be sustainably managed and the biodiversity conserved. Activities in forest ecology, wildlife
| ||Joint Forest Management in India|
Information and analysis on various topics related to forest conservation in India, particularly initiatives to promote the joint cooperation of fringe forest user groups and the forest department.
| ||Las Nubes Neotropical Research Center|
Las Nubes Neotropical Research and Conservation Center is located in southern Costa Rica. It is a joint project of the Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University in Toronto and the Tropical Science Center in San Jose. Its objectives are biodivers
| ||Mamirau? Sustainable Development Reserve|
The Mamirau? Project in Brazil, a non-profit NGO combining research and sustainable development.
| ||Mining in the Amazon|
Information about the harmfulness of mining in the Amazon Rain Forest.
| ||MN INteragency Information Cooperative|
Forest data resource for Minnesota.
| ||Native Orkney Tree Preservation|
John Moar presents information and links to groups working to preserve the native tree species of Orkney area, Scotland.
| ||New Forest Life Project|
Restoring Europe's ancient woods, heaths, wetlands and associated wildlife.
| ||Nouabale-Ndoki National Park|
Information about conservation and research at the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Congo, including the wildlife you can find there.
| ||ODI Forest Policy and Environment Group|
FPEG seeks to inform the processes of policy change in tropical forestry in ways which improve the livelihoods and well-being of the forest-dependent poor, whilst also securing the long-term future of forest resources.
| ||Panacea Growth Ltd.|
Project to promote teak reforestation in Belize.
| ||Pax Natura a Costa Rica Rainforest|
A private rainforest preserve in Costa Rica.
| ||PEFC Watch|
Finnish watchdog group focusing on the activities of Pan-European Forest Certification. Informs consumers of wood products on the ecological and social credibility of the PEFC-certificate from the perspective of Finnish environmental organizations.
| ||PEFCPan European Forest Council|
Promotes an internationally credible framework for forest certification schemes and initiatives in European countries.
| ||Plant-It 2000 Foundation|
Founded by singer John Denver, Plant-It 2000 is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to properly planting, maintaining and protecting as many indigenous trees as possible worldwide.
| ||Rainforest Action Network|
Works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. The site encourages visitors to take action to protect the rainforests.
| ||Rainforest Concernconserving and protecting threatened natural h|
Conserving and protecting threatened natural habitat, particularly rainforests and the biodiversity they contain in Ecuador, Sri Lanka, the Amazon, Costa Rica and other parts of Central and South America
| ||Rainforest live|
Educational resource on rainforest especially for junior students and teachers. Includes some teaching ideas and plans, and notes from researchers. Created by Paignton Zoo, UK. Includes some Realplayer and Flash items.
| ||Resource Conservation Alliance|
non-profit encourages less wood consumption and the use of alternatives such as recycled fibers, straw, industrial hemp, etc.
| ||Resources for the Future Library: Forests|
Research articles (PDF format) on forest policy and economics. Sample topics include global timber supply and markets; climate, El Nino and eastern U.S. forests; potential for carbon forest plantations; and achieving sustainable forestry through internati
| ||Restoration forestry|
Restoring and sustaining America's native forests by using ancient forests as models for future forests.
| ||Royal Forestry Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland|
The Royal Forestry Society is based in the UK and caters for all who care about forestry, forests, woodlands and trees, their husbandry and their future.
| ||Russian Forests|
This English language site gives an overview of Russian forests, and the threats facing them. 22% of the world's forests are in Russia.
Provides independent, objective evaluation of forest management practices, forest products, timber sources and companies, enabling the public to identify products and practices that do not destroy forests. Certification and use of the SmartWood labe
| ||Southern Forest Resource Assessment|
A multi-agency evaluation of the status of forest resources of the southern U.S., their productivity, ecological diversity and sustainability. Led by the USDA Forest Service.
An extensive collection of resources on conservation, and the ethnographic and social features of the Sundarbans region, Bengal.
| ||Sustainable Beech Forestry -- Maruia Forest|
Describes the controversy about conservation-enhancing sustainable forest management in the beech and rimu forests of West Coast New Zealand. Contains prime scientific papers, letters to politicians, Press Releases, links to other sites.
| ||Sustainable Forestry & Certification Watch|
SFCW aims at enhancing the understanding of forest certification, particuarly regarding sustainable forest management, international forest policy, trade in forest products and consumer choice.
| ||Tangaloa Wood|
Encourages people to protect rainforests by using Tangaloa hardwood, a quality replacement for rain forest and old-growth forest woods.
| ||The Beech Scheme|
This site contains material that largely supports the beech scheme -- a proposal to sustainably manage beech forests on 0.1 million hectares of New Zealand's 2.8 million hectare beech forest estate.
| ||The Bioesfera Project|
About the First Spanish-Tropical Forest Biology-Archeology Workshop, in Guatemala in 1995. Site has information about rainforests and interactions of culture and environment.
| ||The Children's Rainforest Inc.|
A student-teacher environmental conservation/education group whose mission is to protect endangered habitats in the tropics through school fundraising. Based in Canada.
| ||The Encyclopedia of Southern Appalachian Forest Ecosystems|
Information on the ecology and management of southern Appalachian forest ecosystems. We have synthesized literature from thousands of sources to provide resource managers, land owners, researchers, students, and the public easy access to scientific knowl
| ||The International Tropical Timber Organization|
Set up by a treaty that is aiming to ensure that all tropical timber products traded internationally by member States originate from sustainably managed forests. The primary idea is to provide an effective framework for consultation among producer and con
| ||The Native Forests of New Zealand|
Learn about the various types and distinctive character of native forests in New Zealand; their unbroken lineage to the ancient forests of Gondwana and the impact of human activity on these forests. Includes images, references, links and books.
| ||The Rainforest Alliance|
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests.? Their mission is to develop and promote economically viable and socially desirable alternatives to rainforest destruction through education, research and cooperati
| ||The Rainforest Site|
Protect a piece of Rain Forest for free.
| ||Tongass Clearinghouse|
Dedicated to the Celebration and Preservation of America's North Pacific Rainforest
| ||Trees for Life|
A Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland
| ||Trees for LifeRestoring the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands o|
Information about Scottish Forests.
| ||Trees for the Future|
International tree planting project, working through education around the world.
| ||TreeWeb: The Natural History of Trees|
The TreeWeb is devoted to the natural history of trees, including their biology, evolution, geography and utilization. Descriptions of tree families, genera and species are included.
| ||Tropenbos International|
Tropical forest research for nature conservation and sustainable use of rain forests in Cameroon, Colombia, Guyana, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Vietnam.
| ||U.S. Non Timber Forest Product Website|
Conservation and development information on commercial, recreational, and subsistence extraction of non-timber forest pro
| ||Watching Over The Rain Forest|
Rainforestshop.com sells sustainably harvested products from the rain forest, including food, home and garden supplies, personal care products and toys for kids.
| ||Wood Consumption and Resource Conservation Alliance|
This is a clearinghouse for techniques to reduce wood consumption and alternatives to virgin forest products, such as recycled, kenaf, hemp, agricultural residues and other biobased products.
| ||Working group socio-economics of forest use in the tropics and s|
scientific research projects on socio-economic and cultural aspects of forest use in tropical forests
| ||World Land Trust|
UK based conservation charity. Site includes information about forest projects and resources for schools.
| ||World Resource Institute- Forest Frontiers Initiative|
FFI is a five year, multi-disciplinary effort to promote stewardship in and around the world's last major frontier forests by influencing investment, policy, and public opinion.
| ||World Today|
Personal website about the Amazon rainforest.
| ||WWFGlobal Forest and Trade Network|
The Network is committed to producing and purchasing forest products from well-managed forests and to supporting independent certification.