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

Madang Province, Papua New Guinea
The Community-Based Forest Monitoring Project (CFMP) was launched in 2010 and is being implemented in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG), across six clans, each of which owns forest patches within large contiguous areas of forest. The project is being developed by the Foundation for People and Community Development (FPCD), a Papua New Guinean non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation, with support from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The scope of the monitoring includes the response of forests to forestry operations, as required by Forest Stewardship Council...

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


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