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From The Director's Desk

Dear Visitor,

Greetings from Kerala Forest Research Institute.

KFRI is located in the cradle of the world famous Western Ghats. Established in 1975, the Institute is home to a team of experts who have conducted research tirelessly over the years to create a centre of excellence in tropical forestry.

The unique niche of this Institute is the multi-disciplinary approach and the focus on applied reaesrch.The Institute has a bouquet of services and facilities which are of relevance to a wide range of stakeholders. As Director of this Institute, with a background in forestry as a professional, I intend to make available the expertise of KFRI to natural capital managers. This will be in the form of managerial tools that will equip field foresters to manage forest ecosystems on the principles of sound ecosystem science. This will ensure stability and sustainability of forest ecosystems, so that we may have forests forever. At KFRI we accord citizen outreach a top priority. The citizen is the reason for our existence. I therefore request you to approach us for any or all of your needs relating to tropical forestry. Our talent, knowledge, skills and facilities will be made available. We will endeavor to provide every citizen the finest service. Please do email us at

Looking forward to serving you

With best regards,


Dr. S Pradeep Kumar