Forest Research in Kerala
Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) is a multidisciplinary team of experts conducting research on tropical forests and forestry. This Institute has contributed significantly to research in tropical forestry and biodiversity conservation over the past three decades of its existence. Founded in 1975, Institute is envisioned as a Centre of Excellence in Tropical Forestry to provide scientific support for decision making on matters related to forestry, with particular emphasis on conservation, sustainable utilization and scientific management of natural resources. KFRI became a part of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) along with five other R&D Centres of the State, when the KSCSTE was constituted in 2002.
Dr. KM Bhat Memorial Award 2018
The 9th Dr. K. M. Bhat Memorial award was awarded to Dr. C Kavitha of Soil Science Department, KFRI, Peechi. The award was presented to her by Dr. Mohan Varghese, Sr. Principal Scientist, ITC Ltd. and Mrs. Kusuma Bhatt. on 16th November 2018 in a function organised at KFRI coinciding with 9th death anniversary of Dr. K. M. Bhat
Dr. C. Chandrasekharan Memorial Award 2018
The 9th Dr. C. Chandarasekharan Endowmetnt award was awarded to Mr. Roshnath R. The award was presented to him by Shri. Surendrakumar IFS, PCCF (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department, Thiruvananthapuram in a function organized at KFRI on 29th March 2019