About us

About Probos

At Probos we are committed to sustainable forest management. We collate and develop information and knowledge and communicate it to foresters, policy makers and organizations in the forest and timber sector, in the Netherlands and worldwide.

Knowledge institute

As an independent knowledge institute, we work for and with governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

A forest according to Probos

For us, a forest has many facets. It’s an ecosystem, a provider of wood and other products, an instrument of climate change mitigation and a source of income. It is also a place for recreation and represents our cultural heritage. Therefore, we need to protect and expand the forests of the world, and, where appropriate, harvest them sustainably.

Our mission

We are a not-for-profit consultancy and our professionals are all committed to our mission to promote sustainable forest management through;

Our approach

We bring innovation to the sector by:

  • collating, analysing and disseminating reliable data on forests and wood products to enable sound policy making
  • helping the forest-based timber supply chain to function optimally
  • helping forest managers to create a sound financial base for forest management
  • developing professional competence and expertise in forest management
  • expanding the area covered by forests and biomass cultivation
  • promoting a sound balance in the services and functions of the forest; ecological, productive, socio-economic and environmental

More on ‘The Probos approach‘.