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

Indonesia - Dayaks and Drones: How technology can promote sustainable forests and communities


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

Policy and regional reports
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CyberTracker software

Data Collection Form

Forest people of Tobelo Halmahera


Global Forest Resources Assessment - Country Reports – Guyana

Project reports

GPS Management Agreement

Technical project materials

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

Manuals and textbooks

Mobile Phone Management Agreement

Technical project materials

Our fight: after the murder of four Ashaninka leaders in Peru


Power tools: for policy influence in natural resource management

Knowledge sharing platforms

Silas Siakor and community mapping in Liberia


Statutes of Community Forest Resource Management Committee

Technical project materials

Technological leap-frogging in the Congo Basin, Pygmies and Global Positioning Systems in Central Africa: what has happened and where is it going?

Journal articles

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


Tropical forest tenure assessment - trends, challenges and opportunities

Policy and regional reports