Welcome to the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

The Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) is one of six FAO Regional Forestry Commissions that cover the world's major geographic regions. For more than 60 years, the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission has served the countries of the region as the largest and most inclusive inter-governmental organization addressing forests and forestry issues and challenges. Since 1950, the Commission’s original membership of 12 countries has grown to 33. In recent times, flagship APFC activities have included the Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study, “In Search of Excellence: Exemplary forest management in Asia and the Pacific", formulation of regional and national forestry codes of practice, and regional cooperation in addressing the threats from forest invasive species.

Upcoming events

IUCN
12 November 2014 - 19 November 2014
Australia, Sydney
Languages: English
International Wildland Fire Conference
12 October 2015 - 16 October 2015
Republic of Korea, Pyeong Chang

Recent publications

Edible insects in Lao PDR Building on tradition to enhance food security [more]
Forests and landslides The role of trees and forests in the prevention of landslides and rehabilitation of landslide-affected areas in Asia. Second edition. [more]
Invasive alien plants in the forests of Asia and the Pacific This book provides the first-ever collation of invasive alien plants threatening the forests of Asia-Pacific.It identifies the native region, current distributions, habitats, threats and damage associated with 111 species of invasive alien plants. Information on uses and methods of management are also provided. Each plant is illustrated with multiple colour photos and a map of its current geographic distribution. This publication can assist countries to investigate current and prospective pathways of invasions and plan ahead. [more]
Six-legged livestock Edible insect farming, collection and marketing in Thailand [more]

Commission Members

Australia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
Fiji
France
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Russia
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Timor Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
United States
Vanuatu
Viet Nam

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