Global Forest Information Service


About GFIS

The Global Forest Information Service (GFIS), an initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and led by IUFRO, brings the information that matters to key stakeholders in a single gateway. Users of the service can easily access forest and tree-related news, events, publications, education, projects, jobs and more through the user of a targeted search tool. Users can stay up-to-date on the results of their searches through subscribing to the results via an RSS feed.


The goals of the initiative are to enhance access to all types of forest information, ensuring accessibility to all stakeholders, including governments, researchers, forest managers, NGOs, community groups and the public at large, while improving understanding of forest related issues, to better decision making and improve public engagement in forest policy and management.


What GFIS offers

  • Common standards for sharing forest-related information resources
  • A system of web-based tools for information exchange and dissemination
  • Participation in GFIS of both information providers and users through appropriate capacity building measures
  • Networking and partnership for sharing forest-related information

Partnership development

Partnerships with institutions related to forests and forestry create a comprehensive and structured storage of information accessible to GFIS users while simultaneously promoting the institutions themselves. With a growing number of information providers the GFIS gateway has grown to be a highly respected source for information and bringing increased traffic flows to its partners.

Click here to become a GFIS information provider.