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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

Kampa do Rio Amônia Indigenous Territory, Marechal Thaumaturgo Municipality, Acre State, Brazil
This initiative aims to strengthen the protection of the Kampa do Rio Amônia Indigenous Territory, home to the Apiwtxa community of Ashaninka people, in the state of Acre, Brazil. The Ashaninka are one of South America’s largest tribes, totalling around 100,000 people. Their homeland covers a vast region, from the Upper Juruá River in Brazil (where this initiative takes place) to the watersheds of the Peruvian Andes. The great majority of Ashaninka live in Peru; the Apiwtxa community is the largest in Brazil, with around 800 people. As of April 2016, the project is at an...