Welcome to Forest Compass

Welcome to the Forest COMPASS website, which brings together case studies, resources and analysis on community-based forest monitoring.

Why

Why do community-­based forest monitoring?

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How

How to do community-­based forest monitoring.

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Who

Find out who is involved in community-­based forest monitoring around the world.

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Case Studies

Semoyo Village (Gunung Kidul District), Terong Village (Bantul District), Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia
The Community Carbon Accounting (CCA) Action Research Project in Indonesia is based on the premise that activities to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+) will not be sustainable unless communities and indigenous people are provided the opportunity and capacity to participate in a fully informed manner in the design and implementation of REDD+ activities. The involvement of local communities in forest monitoring could be one meaningful way through which they can take on responsibilities for REDD+, and also strengthen their forest...

Introductory video: The role and importance of community-based forest monitoring

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