CIFOR is a research centre concentrating on the conservation and improvement of productivity of tropical forest ecosystems.
The center’s main research projects include:
environmental services and sustainable use of forests
forests and livelihoods
Geographically, the center focuses in addition to East Asia on Central Africa , West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa and Latin America.
The website provides more information on the organization, its research programs, publications, news and job opportunities. The website provides publications and policy briefs available for download, as well as software for generating maps of potential distributions of plants and animals also available for download.