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

Northern Rupununi, Guyana
Since 2011, the project has been working with sixteen Amerindian communities of the North Rupununi, Guyana. It aims to build local capacity to develop and run a community based monitoring system to inform decision-making on territorial management, and to develop sub-national measurement, verification and reporting (MRV) within the national REDD+ programme in Guyana. Guyana has a high level of forest cover of approximately 85%, and low deforestation rates. However, the country faces an increasing risk of deforestation. The North Rupununi region is increasingly threatened by the development...

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

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