Welcome to Forest Compass

Welcome to the Forest COMPASS website, which brought together case studies, resources and analysis on community-based forest monitoring. This website is no longer actively updated, but remains available as an archive of the work that was done and as a resource for those interested.


Why do community-­based forest monitoring?

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How to do community-­based forest monitoring.

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

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Case Studies

Maï Ndombe Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
This initiative piloted a community-based REDD+ safeguard monitoring system in an area within Maï Ndombe Province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the company Wildlife Works is implementing the Mai Ndombe REDD+ project, also known as the ‘ERA’ project. This contributes to a jurisdictional REDD+ programme covering the whole province. The Moabi-DRC pilot monitoring project was a collaborative effort of Moabi, a nonprofit organisation that develops technology to map and monitor natural resource use; local communities; Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF), a...