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. K.M. Bhat Memorial function 2019
Dr. K.M. Bhat Memorial function and distribution of The 9th Dr. K. M. Bhat Memorial award for the year 2018 was held on 24 October 2019. The Winner was Mr. Alex, C.J., Forest Health Division, KFRI. The Chief Guest of the function was Dr. Anoop, E.V., Prof. & Head Dept. of Forest Products and Utilization, College of Forestry, KAU, Thrissur. The Endowment was instituted by the family of late Dr. K. M. Bhat for the best emerging Research Scholar of KFRI.