The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity.


We conduct research that enables informed decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and aspirations of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods.


All of our images are free for public use. We believe that forests and forestry issues belong in the public domain for everyone to explore, discuss and enjoy.


If you decide to use one of our photos, please credit it accordingly and let us know. You can reach us through our Flickr account or at:


We are always happy to help you find a specific photo or answer your questions. Visit us at for more information about our organization.

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