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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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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
From 2009 onwards, WWF-DRC has worked in Maï-Ndombe province to develop, test and most recently implement actions for REDD+ (to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, with safeguards for biodiversity and livelihoods). The REDD+ for People and Nature Project developed an integrated approach that addresses the province’s urgent social and environmental needs together. This has a view to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation by tackling the direct and underlying causes of deforestation linked to rural poverty and lack of governance. The approach is...

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


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