The Nigerian Journal of Forestry is an official publication of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN). FAN is a non-governmental organization of all stakeholders in forest and forest products and natural resources management. Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN) is a duly registered (No. 4149) organization under the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act Cap. 98 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It was founded on 6 October, 1970 in Ibadan by a group of academics and researchers who felt the need for an umbrella organization to address issues of relevance to forestry and renewable natural resources generally. Since it was founded, it has attracted to its fold a critical mass of forestry practitioners from
the academia, the civil service, private sector and lately non-governmental organizations with interest in forestry and environment.
It is the biggest and the foremost forestry organization on the continent of Africa. Perhaps no other organization has played a more dominant role in the development and conservation of renewable natural (particularly forest) resources in Nigeria than this Association. The annual Tree planting campaign, which was initiated by the Association on 05 June, 1980 is just one of the several initiatives of the Association geared towards changing the country´s biophysical environment for the better.
The Forestry Association of Nigeria is propelled by the following objectives:
1. The promotion of awareness and maintenance of a stable environment within and outside Nigeria;
2. Encouraging and assisting in the development and sound management of the forest resources
(including wildlife) of Nigeria;
3. Securing general recognition of sustained supply of timber and non-timber forest resources for
industrial growth through environment-friendly practices; and
4. Providing a centre and means of communication for all environmental and non-governmental
agencies engaged in forest industries within and outside Nigeria.
The Nigerian Journal of Forestry began publication in 1970 and two issues are published annually i.e.
July and December. Since inception, publication has never been distracted and issues are up-to-date.
So, between 1970 and 2011, 41 volumes have been published.