The Bolivian Forest Research Institute (IBIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to forestry research. The main objective of the IBIF is to generate forest management tools based on research results. The investigations are carried out in a National Network of Permanent Plots, established in areas under forest management located in different types of forest in the country.
A permanent plot is a forest area where all existing trees have been identified, measured and labeled to evaluate their development over time. Up to this moment, more than 740 hectares of plots have been installed, and more than 152,000 trees are evaluated periodically.
The IBIF disseminates the results of research and management tools generated to government entities and to different forest users, such as entrepreneurs, local and indigenous communities and forestry professionals. It is expected that in this way the management tools will be applied in the field, thus guaranteeing their sustainability.