Here are places where you can find free publications and other resources on tropical forestry.


ESPAÑOL: Agronet Biblioteca Digital Colombia

ESPAÑOL: Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)

ESPAÑOL: Ciudad Universitaria – Descarga Libros Gratis en PDF, EPUB y MOBI

ESPAÑOL: Ediciones Digitales – Libros electrónicos de José A. Mari Mut, incluyendo “Maderas de Puerto Rico”

ESPAÑOL: RS Revista – Descargar libros descatalogados y novedades

ESPAÑOL: SIDALC (Alianza de Servicios de Información Agropecuaria) – Facilita el acceso a la información producida en las Américas

ESPAÑOL: Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas en América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal

PORTUGUÉS: Portal Saberes Florestal

Asian Development Bank Publications

African Development Bank – Documents

Africa LEDS Partnership – Low emissions development strategies in Africa – Resources

AgEcon Search – Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics

ATIBAT – Leading authority on tropical timber 

Australia Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN)

Biodiversity Heritage Library – Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.

biographic – On the nature of California (USA) and beyond, from the California Academy of Sciences

Bio-Okopoli – Political processes of bioeconomy between economy and ecology

BIORXIV – The preprint server for biology from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cab Direct – Most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences

CABI Forestry Compendium – Comprehensive, encyclopedic resource for information on forestry CABI

Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)

Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) – resources in Spanish and English

Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán Repositorio

CGIAR Organizations

CITESEERX – Scientific Literature Digital Library (Pennsylvania State University) 

Commonwealth Library |

The Commonwealth iLibrary News

CORE – Open access research papers  

CSIROpedia – Oral history collection CSIRO

Development Bank of Latin America (English, Spanish, Portuguese) Knowledge | Publications

Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera (Princeton University Library)

DIGITAL.CSIC, the institutional repository of the Spanish National Research Council

Docplayer español

Dokumen (Indonesia) – Creating community to share documents and knowledge online

EHA Connect – Guidance spanning the human-environment nexus

Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) – Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse

Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) – Resources

eScholarship – Open access publications from the University of California

European Union Publications Office (different languages)

FAO Forestry Working Papers

FLEGT Impact Library – knowledge-sharing platform on European agreements with timber-producing countries  

FLEGT Independent Market Monitor – publications

Flora of the Greater Antilles

Forest Carbon and Climate Program Open Resource Library

Forest History Society archives

Forest Research Institute of Malaysia Publications

Forest Research UK – Publications & research

Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry – Resources

Global Climate Forum – Working Papers | Publications |

Global Climate Strike

Global Forest Information Network (GFIS)

Global Soil Partnership publications

HaithiTrust – A not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items

HimalDoc – ICIMOD online digital library related to the Hindu Kush Himalaya

IICA-CATIE Sistema de Bibliotecas (Spanish, English, French, Portuguese)

Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica – El Repositorio

Inter-American Development Bank Publications (English, Spanish, Portuguese)

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Library – Objective, independent, high-quality research, including books, reports, and other materials covering sustainable development themes

International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Publications | Research

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (Various languages) – Reports | Documentation | Library | Links

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people in support of sustainable development Documents | Library | Journal articles |Knowledge assessment

Internet Archive

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Publications

International Tropical Timber Institute (ITTO) – publications

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): / |

International Union of Forest Research Organizations |

Issue Lab – Research from social sector organizations around the world

Issues in ecology

Lesser Used Species (LUS) -European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition – A dedicated platform where research and publications on LUS from sources worldwide are pooled.

Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Network – Publications

Migration-learn – Knowledge hub on migration and sustainable development

National Academies Press (USA) – Science, Engineering, Medicine (free publications)

Nature Index – Research articles published in 82 high-quality science journals, openly available

Online Books

Open Ukrainian Citation Index (OUCI) is a search engine and a citation database that come from all publishers that use the Crossref’s Cited-by service and supports the Initiative for Open Citations

Oxford Forest Information Service (OFIS)

Oxford Forestry Institute Archival Material  

Oxford Forestry Institute Papers 

Oxford Forestry Institute Publications  

Oxford Tropical Forestry Papers  

Panorama – Solutions for a Healthy Planet – Resources

Smithsonian Open Access 

Southern Region Extension Forestry (USA)

SSRN Elsevier – Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research

Stockholm Environment Institute – Publications

Survival International publications

Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Resources

Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox 

Tropenbos International Publications

United Nations

University of Florida Digital Collections

Utrecht University Repository

Wageningen University Library Search

White Rose Research Online -. Shared, open access repository from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Publications (STRI) |

Winrock International – Publications 

World Bank – Research and Publications

World Resources Institute (WRI) publications

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) –


Specific Publications

Free audiobooks –

Free springer pub books – more science -special for free books for this covid time

Free Text books

Free Text books ,

FREE TEXTBOOK: Conservation Biology for All

From the UN System Staff College: Sharing knowledge developing leaders

Abstracts from presentations at IUFRO2019 (30 Sept – 5 Oct Curitiba, Brazil) – Published as a special issue of Pesquisa Florestal Brasileira, Colombo (v. 39, e201902043, Special issue, p. 1-768, 2019).Available at

BOOK (FREE): Biodiversity of Angola   

Ebooks: Climate Music Videos, Individual Action on Climate Change, Climate Change Resources for Climate Advocacy and more at

FREE HANDBOOK: International Principles & Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration, 2nd Edition

BOOK (FREE): Stewardship economy: private property without private ownership advocates radical change to the economy, achieved by replacing ownership of the natural world with stewardship.

TEXT BOOK: Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes PDF is free at

TEXT BOOK: Publication of “Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa” Sept 2019 PDF is free at

TEXT BOOK: The Environment in the Age of the Internet PDF is free at 

TEXT BOOK: What Works in Conservation 2019  PDF is free at