Community-based forest monitoring as a tool for securing forest peoples’ rights

Large-scale, international forest agendas such as REDD+ have the potential to help or hinder efforts to protect and promote the rights of the millions of people living in, or dependent on, forests. Strong community rights to land and resources can be central to the successful implementation of these forest agendas, enabling communities to manage forest lands sustainably. This policy brief from Forest COMPASS looks at how community-based forest monitoring can help make sure that local community rights are protected, for the sake of both communities and forests.

Below you will find a pdf version of this information, which is also available here.


Christina MacFarquhar
Resource type 
Policy and regional reports
International Forest Agenda/s