Resources

Welcome to the resources section - an extensive, searchable library of information on community-based forest monitoring. We have a range of resources, from policy briefs to videos and how-to guides, which can support policy makers, practitioners and researchers.

Resources are tagged by 'type' (e.g. journal article or manual) and 'monitoring theme' (e.g. biodiversity) to help you search for what you need. Examples of project reports and technical project materials can help with key steps, such as creating a mobile data collection form using Open Data Kit, establishing free prior and informed consent, and building a participatory monitoring framework. Policy briefs and 'lessons learned' reports can help you make the case for community-based monitoring, by showing the value it has had for forest communities around the world.

Our case studies, blogs, and pages on why to do community-based forest monitoring and on digital technology are separate from this resource library, so do take a look at them too.

If you have a resource related to community-based forest monitoring that you would like us to upload to Forest COMPASS, please get in touch.

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Resource type Resources

A sourcebook of biodiversity monitoring for REDD+

Manuals and textbooks
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English

Acre Social and Environmental Safeguards Monitoring Manual

Manuals and textbooks

Bridging scientific and local knowledge in forest management

Videos
English

CiFOR interview with Forest COMPASS on Community-Based Forest Monitoring and Technology

Videos
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English

Climate Impact Monitoring Plan: Carbon Monitoring and Verification Protocols for the Suruí Forest Carbon Project

Technical project materials
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English

Community forest monitoring: experiences from the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve

Project reports
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English
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Português

Community-based forest biomass monitoring: action research in PNG, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Vietnam

Policy and regional reports

Community-based forest monitoring videos from seven clans of Papua New Guinea

Videos
English

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring: a comparison between Brazil and Namibia

Journal articles

Environmental services incentive system in the State of Acre, Brazil

Project reports

Evaluating the use of local ecological knowledge to monitor hunted tropical forest wildlife over large spatial scales

Journal articles

Free, prior and informed consent - Surui Carbon Project

Project reports
English

Instituto Piagaçu - monitoring and management of natural resources in the Brazilian Amazon

Videos
Português

Interview with Magaly Medeiros (IMC) on community-based forest monitoring

Videos
Português
English

Large-scale Environmental Monitoring by Indigenous Peoples

Journal articles
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English

Letter from Manaus on participatory biodiversity monitoring

Policy and regional reports

Mapping for change: pratice, technologies and communication (a collection of case studies and reflections)

Journal articles

Perspective on community monitoring of the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve in Brazil

Community view videos
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Português

Plano de Gestão da Biodiversidade da Terra Indígena Sete de Setembro

Technical project materials
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Português

Project description document of the Suruí Forest Carbon Project for the Verified Carbon Standard

Project reports

Promoting forest stewardship in the Bolsa Floresta Programme: local livelihood strategies and preliminary impacts

Project reports

REDD+ and community forestry: lessons learned from an exchange of Brazilian experiences with Africa

Policy and regional reports

Safeguarding forests and people: a framework for designing a national system to implement REDD+ safeguards

Policy and regional reports
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English

Scaling-up community-based forest monitoring for REDD+: experiences from Guyana and Brazil

Policy and regional reports
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English

The Tsonkiri Expedition - a preparatory spiritual and environmental pilgrimage of the Ashaninka

Videos
English
Português

Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Surui Forest Carbon Project

Videos
English

What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

Videos