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

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

Journal articles
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Combining Satellite Data and Community-Based Observations for Forest Monitoring

Journal articles

Community Forest Monitoring for the Carbon Market

Knowledge sharing platforms

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

Journal articles

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 Participation in REDD+ Information Gathering & Data Platforms: MRV or MMM? Presentation from UNAM, Mexico.

Presentations
Community Participation in REDD+ Information Gathering & Data Platforms:Measurement Reporting and Verification or MMM? from Global Canopy
English

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 (MRV): an assessment in the Oddar Meanchey community forestry REDD+ site

Project reports

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

Policy and regional reports
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English

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

How can involving indigenous peoples and local communities in monitoring increase transparency and engagement in REDD+? Presentation from WWF DRC.

Presentations
English

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

Community view videos

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

Videos
English

Large-scale Environmental Monitoring by Indigenous Peoples

Journal articles
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English

Monitoring Matters website

Knowledge sharing platforms

Multiple levels and multiple challenges for measurement, reporting and verification of REDD+

Journal articles

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

Community view videos
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On the cost-effectiveness of community-based forest monitoring

Policy and regional reports
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English

Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership

Knowledge sharing platforms

Participatory MRV study sites in Indonesia

Knowledge sharing platforms

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+ for People and Nature

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

Policy and regional reports
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English

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

Journal articles
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English

White Paper: Opportunities and challenges for integrating CBM into MRV systems for REDD+ in Mexico

Project reports

Why and how should indigenous peoples and forest communities engage with NFMS and monitoring within REDD+? Presentation from Tetebba

Presentations