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


Why do community-­based forest monitoring?

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Case Studies

Kanashen Community-Owned Conservation Area, Region 9
Indigenous people are among the largest titled landowners in Guyana. Establishing a Community-based Measurement, Reporting and Verification (CMRV) system with them is therefore a key step forward for the national REDD+ programme. This project aimed to build on the successes of establishing CMRV in the North Rupununi, Guyana, by extending and developing the model. This involved engaging with the indigenous Wai Wai community, and training a small contingent of six locals in the techniques necessary to become active forest monitors. The Wai Wai are a small indigenous group of around 300 people,...

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


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