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 Multicountry Assessment of Tropical Resource Monitoring by Local Communities

Journal articles

Blogs from the Extreme Citizen Science research group (ExCiteS)

Knowledge sharing platforms

Bridging scientific and local knowledge in forest management

Videos
English

Community Atlases produced by Project Fauna

Project reports

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

Policy and regional reports
Download (189.49 KB)
English

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

Manuals and textbooks

CyberTracker software

Data Collection Form

Environmental monitoring: the scale and speed of implementation varies according to the degree of peoples involvement

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

Forest Peoples Programme newsletter with CBD updates

Knowledge sharing platforms

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

Videos
Português

Local Participation in Natural Resource Monitoring: a Characterization of Approaches

Journal articles

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

Journal articles

Monitoring Forest Biodiversity: Improving Conservation through Ecologically-Responsible Management (Book)

Manuals and textbooks

Monitoring Matters website

Knowledge sharing platforms

NOMAD online tool to select data collection solutions

Knowledge sharing platforms

On the cost-effectiveness of community-based forest monitoring

Policy and regional reports
Download (175.93 KB)
English

Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership

Knowledge sharing platforms

Participatory monitoring of poaching in the Congo Basin

Journal articles

Power tools: for policy influence in natural resource management

Knowledge sharing platforms

Testing focus groups as a tool for connecting indigenous and local knowledge on abundance of natural resources with science-based land management systems

Journal articles

The Role of Community Carbon Monitoring for REDD+: a Review of Experiences

Journal articles
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English

Tropical forest tenure assessment - trends, challenges and opportunities

Policy and regional reports

Update on CBD and thoughts on how community‐based monitoring can contribute to REDD+ and biodiversity reporting requirements of the UNFCCC and CBD

Presentations
Download (1.84 MB)
English

Wa Wiizi, Wa Kaduzu ('Our Territory, Our Land')

Project reports
Download (1.67 MB)
English
Wapichan

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

Videos

Where They Stand (a report on the Wapichan efforts to assert land rights)

Project reports

Wildlife application form - CyberTracker

Data Collection Form
English

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies blogs

Knowledge sharing platforms