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

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

CGIAR Organizations

CITESEERX – Scientific Literature Digital Library (Pennsylvania State University) 

CORE – Open access research papers  

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

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

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 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

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 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

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 

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