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.
One Week Training program for IFS officers
Kerala forest Institute in the financial asiistance from Ministry of Environmet and forest, Govt. of india is organizing on week long compulsory training programme "CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICINAL PLANTS AND BENEFIT SHARING WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES" to IFS officers. The training programme was inaugurated by Dr.N. Krishna Kumar, Former head of forest force, Tamilnadu. Dr. Syam Viswanath, Director, KFRI presided.