Rainforestweb.org - A world rainforest information portal
with well organized links and descriptions of thousands of
rainforest related websites. Plus rainforest news, and actions.
- Information about the amazon rainforest, its people, places of
interest, and how everyone can help the rainforest.
Amazon Tree Diversity Network - Biodiversity mapping and
modeling of the pan-Amazon (Amazonia and the Guyana Shield).
Developing spatial model of tree á-diversity of the area. With
diversity maps, discussion and methods.
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,
central Africa and the southwestern Pacific. Site is for the use
of anthropologists and others to promote wider access to
information concerning the earth's rainforests and its people.
Wise! - The Maine Forest Service - The Maine Forest Service,
shares your vision for beautiful, healthy and productive woodland.
We respect your decisions, and can help put your decisions into
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
BIOTA-AFRICA - 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
Bois et forets 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.
The Centre for Agricultural
Research in Suriname - Brief information on the CELOS Forest
Management System, Wood technology research and Forest
Classification; based in Suriname.
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.
Rainforest - Guide to the Daintree region of Tropical North
Queensland, Australia. Covers threats, ecological and Aboriginal
history, flora and fauna, climate and news.
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
Clearinghouse - News, announcements/alerts, summaries of
selected scientific and general interest articles, and other
information about old-growth forests in the eastern United States.
Associates, Inc. - California forest inventory data, GIS.
Ecoforestry Notes - Journal dedicated to the art, science,
philosophy, and practice of sustainable forestry in healthy
forests. Selected contents of past issues.
of Scottish Wildwood - Carrifran Wildwood Project-begun on
January 1st, 2000- is recreating an ancient woodland in 1600 acres
of Southern Scottish upland valley
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 supplies, modeling land use changes and
forest fragmentation, and the understanding the potentials of
ecotourism and agroforestry.
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 knowledge about the forests
of the southern Appalachians.
European Tropical Forest
Research Network - Fosters research and public education.
Features list of projects, information on workshops, funding
opportunities and contacts.
Department - United Nations, Forests and forestry global
Focus on Forests -
Describes issues facing forests today. Aimed at 11-14 year olds
studying for Keystage 3.
Environment Forum - Bulletin Board on Forestry and the
Environment. Forums on Environment, Land Use, Technology,
Forestry, Funding, Research, Deforestation, policy, Economics,
Poverty, Modeling, News ,Books, etc..
Forest Puzzles - Pacific Northwest forests education site. At
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
in the Appalachian Hardwoods of Kentucky - Information about
forestry practice and forest conservation in this US state.
Includes a sample timber cruise report, forest management workshop
manual and measurements, state forest history, and ecology links.
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.
Good Wood -
Webguide - Guide on how to buy, sell and trade timber
responsibly. Information on how consumers, traders, retailers,
forest managers, governments and financial institutions can help
stop bad practices like illegal logging and trade.
Commission - Contains reports on certification, sustainable
forest management, silviculture, zoning, mangroves and social
aspects of forestry based on the Guyana experience.
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.
Iracambi - Research in
sustainable management, ecology and conservation of the Atlantic
Jungle Photos -
Educational site with a wide range of Amazon rainforest
information and hundreds of photos: animals, plants, native
people, scenery, space images, conservation, travel, art, related
links, news updates.
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 biodiversity protection, local community
development, and environmental education.
Project to restore a tropical rainforest in Sri Lanka in a
scientific manner, through the active support and involvement of
local communities. Provides information on the project, programs,
biodiversity and eco-tourism.
Development Reserve - The Mamirau Project in Brazil, a
non-profit NGO combining research and sustainable development.
The Man of the Trees
- Ecologist Richard St. Barbe Baker, (1889-1982), was the world's
greatest forester. He was responsible for the planting of more
trees than anyone else in history.
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.
New Forest Life
Project - Restoring Europe's ancient woods, heaths, wetlands
and associated wildlife. Project based in the New Forest,
Products, Scotland - Site promoting the sustainable
development and enjoyment of NTFPs, including databases of
businesses and information resources.
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.
- Provides video clips telling the rainforest story and provides
information on the Paradise Earth Project, a tropical rainforest
habitat, educational center, and conference facility in Arizona.
Training Center - Research on insects and their relationship
to plants of the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.
Pax Natura a Costa Rica
Rainforest - A private rainforest preserve in Costa Rica.
PEFC - Pan European Forest
Council - Promotes an internationally credible framework for
forest certification schemes and initiatives in European
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.
Plant-It 2020 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 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.
Site - Protect a piece of Rain Forest for free.
RainTree - Resource
database of rainforest plants including medicinal properties,
preservation options, articles, and clinical trial data.
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
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.
Seek the Rainforest
Path - Educational site explaining that rainforests are the
lungs of the world and are being destroyed at an alarming rate,
and asking what we can do about it.
SmartWood - 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 label provides a commercial incentive for forest
managers to adopt sustainable forestry practices.
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
Sundarbans - Information on conservation and the ethnographic
and social features of the Sundarbans virgin forest region,
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.
Network - A network linking community forestry groups from
across North America with consumers interested in sustainably
sourced products and with woodland owners seeking to manage their
Explores knowledge about trees, woodlands and forests and
encourages action to preserve and increase tree-cover, sustainable
lifestyles and economy. Special areas of focus are promoting UK
tree-cover and community forestry, as well as researching British
tree medicine and European tree traditions.
Trees, Climate and People
- Blog discussing tree biology and plant science in a
Trees for Life -
A Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and
restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland
Trees for the Future -
International tree planting project, working through education
around the world.
- Tropical forest research for nature conservation and sustainable
use of rain forests in Cameroon, Colombia, Guyana, Ghana,
Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Vietnam.
Tropical forest research - 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 products (NTFP) in the United States with regards to
cultural, ecological, economic, geographic, and political
Tree Guide of the Guianas - An online resource for
identification of specimens of tree species of the Guianas that
are considered to be able to reach sizes over 10 cm DBH. Contains
over 4000 specimens digitized at the Utrecht Herbarium and
organised by genus and family (under APG-1 classification).
Wild Again Reforestation
Trust - Organization dedicated to purchasing environmentally
sensitive land, planting trees, and making the land wild again.
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
subtropics - scientific research projects on socio-economic
and cultural aspects of forest use in tropical forests
Centre (ICRAF) - An international consortium of governments,
private foundations, and development banks created to develop a
network of harvest centers in the developing world. Purpose of
group is to help restore soil fertility, create commercial
cultivation, use trees to enhance the environment and support
research in this area. Page gives news and list of projects.
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.
WWF - Global
Forest and Trade Network - The Network is committed to
producing and purchasing forest products from well-managed forests
and to supporting independent certification.
An analysis of Access to Central Africa's Rainforests -
Journal article discusses current status of low-access forests and
possible threats to some of them in the near future. Includes