Community-based forest monitoring videos from seven clans of Papua New Guinea
The Community Carbon Accounting research programme produced a series of videos showing forest monitoring training in seven forest-owning clans of Papua New Guinea. The full series can be accessed here.
The video from the Awane clan is below; this shows the training in action for a community that is already sustainably managing its forest for timber production. Community leaders explain the importance of forest management and monitoring, and the income and autonomy that come from operating their own portable sawmill. Participants reflect on the training, explaining that their new ability to survey a forest plot will mean that they will know if an unscrupulous timber buyer gives an intentionally low estimate of the volume of timber in their forest.
The video of community participation in land cover mapping of the Bangapela community is below. This shows the community members conducting extensive surveys across their lands in order to ground-truth information on land cover from remote sensing, and produce a final, accurate map of their land.