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

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...