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

Rupununi Region, Southern Guyana
Project Fauna was a collaborative project between indigenous communities in the Rupununi area of Southern Guyana and researchers at Stanford University and the State University of New York-ESF. Indigenous people of Raposa/Serra do Sol region of Roraima, Brazil, also took part in the project, though this case study focuses on the work in Guyana. The study area included roughly 40 communities, ranging in population from 60 to 1200 people and predominantly located in seasonally-flooded lowland savannah within 5km of the edge of the forest. Of these, 23 communities took part in the...