International Union of Forest Research Organizations

IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation.

The mission of IUFRO is to advance research excellence and knowledge sharing, and to foster the development of science-based solutions to forest-related challenges for the benefit of forests and people worldwide.

IUFRO’s activities are organized through its 280 specialized units in 9 permanent divisions, covering key forest research fields. IUFRO unites more than 15 000 scientists in about 650 Member Organizations in 125 countries.

IUFRO leads and coordinates three joint initiatives in the CPF, namely the Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP), Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) and the CPF Policy Learning Initiative.

IUFRO also serves as the focal agency within CPF for forest-related scientific knowledge together with CIFOR and ICRAF.