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

Accessible technologies and FPIC: independent monitoring with forest communities in Cameroon

Journal articles

Acre Social and Environmental Safeguards Monitoring Manual

Manuals and textbooks

Blogs from the Extreme Citizen Science research group (ExCiteS)

Knowledge sharing platforms

Boletin del CADPI - Viendo el mundo de otra manera: los mapas como herramientas de usos múltiples

Project reports
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Español

Bridging scientific and local knowledge in forest management

Videos
English

Case Study Report: Community-Based Monitoring Systems for REDD+ in Guyana

Journal articles
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English

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

Videos
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English

Communities and carbon: establishing a community forestry - REDD project in Cambodia

Project reports

Community forest monitoring in REDD+: the ‘M’ in MRV?

Journal articles

Community forest monitoring: experiences from the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve

Project reports
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English
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Português

Community forestry and REDD+ in Asia: lessons learned and ways forward - issues brief

Policy and regional reports

Community Measurement Reporting and Verification (CMRV) - North Rupununi, Guyana

Community view videos
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English

Community monitoring, reporting and verification for REDD+ : lessons and experiences from a pilot project in Guyana

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

Policy and regional reports
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English

Community-based monitoring, reporting and verification know-how: sharing knowledge from practice

Policy and regional reports
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English

Conducting Research in Conservation: Social Science Methods and Practice (Book)

Manuals and textbooks

CyberTracker software

Data Collection Form

Data sharing in community-based forest monitoring: lessons from Guyana

Project reports
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English

Demonstrating 'respect' for the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards: the importance of community-collected information

Policy and regional reports
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English

Developing an android app for monitoring the social aspects of FLEGT in Congo

Presentations

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

Journal articles

Eyes in the forest: the community view of decision making through community-led forest monitoring

Community view videos
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English

Forests and poverty reduction

Policy and regional reports

Free, prior and informed consent - Surui Carbon Project

Project reports
English

Indigenous people's view: community monitoring and REDD+ benefits beyond carbon

Community view videos

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

Videos
Português

Introductory video: The role and importance of community-based forest monitoring

Videos
English

Kit de formation : Consentement Libre, Informé et Préalable (CLIP) et Participation à la Gestion des Concessions Forestières

Manuals and textbooks

Lessons learned from community forestry in Asia and their relevance for REDD+

Policy and regional reports

Making Local Knowledge Matter - Supporting non-literate people to monitor poaching in Congo

Journal articles

Mapping and monitoring - realising forest rights in Indonesia

Community view videos
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English

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

Journal articles

Monitoring Matters website

Knowledge sharing platforms

Monitoring plan: Oddar Meanchey community forestry REDD+ project

Technical project materials

Nepal community forest user group members share experiences of forest patrolling and monitoring, REDD and reforestation.

Community view videos
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NOMAD online tool to select data collection solutions

Knowledge sharing platforms

Participatory monitoring in tropical forest management: a review of tools, concepts and lessons learned

Manuals and textbooks

Participatory monitoring of poaching in the Congo Basin

Journal articles

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

Community view videos
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Português

Power tools: for policy influence in natural resource management

Knowledge sharing platforms

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

Project reports

REDD+ and community-controlled forests in low-income countries: any hope for a linkage?

Journal articles

REDD+ demonstration activities in Cambodia: the case of the Oddar Meanchey community forestry REDD+ project

Project reports

REDD+ for People and Nature

Project reports
Français
Español

Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects

Manuals and textbooks

Special Issue: The Potential Role for Community Monitoring in MRV and in Benefit Sharing in REDD+

Journal articles
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English

TEDxUCL - Jerome Lewis - Extreme Citizen Science in the Congo Basin

Videos

The role of women in early REDD+ implementation: lessons for future engagement

Journal articles
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English

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

Videos
English
Português

Thinking together for those coming behind us: an outline plan for the care of Wapichan territory in Guyana

Technical project materials
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English
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Wapichan

Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Surui Forest Carbon Project

Videos
English

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

Videos

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies blogs

Knowledge sharing platforms