After a quarter-century since its founding, the Tropical Forest Foundation announced it will cease operations at its headquarters on March 31.
“An ad-hoc committee, chaired by founding chairman Thomas Lovejoy with the participation of other leaders involved in TFF from the early days, was authorized to finalize the closing activities and ascertain that proper recognition is given to the wonderful accomplishments of the Tropical Forest Foundation,” executive director Keister Evans said in a statement.
“TFF was founded through a concept reached by a Tropical Forestry Workshop held at the Smithsonian Institution in 1989. This workshop led to a consensus that proper forest management is the key to protecting the future of these forests.”
Major demonstration, training, research, and outreach centers established by the foundation in Brazil, Guyana and Indonesia will continue to operate independently, according to a statement.