Interview with Magaly Medeiros (IMC) on community-based forest monitoring
In this video, Magaly Medeiros, Executive Director of the Acre State Institute of Climate Change and Environmental Services Regulation (IMC), talks about the Sinal Verde community-based forest monitoring initiative, coordinated by Forest COMPASS in the Chico Mendes Extractivist Reserve, Acre. She explains how this has been of strategic importance for IMC, not least as it looks at indicators considered by the Acre state jurisdictional REDD+ programme. She also discusses key challenges - those facing reserve residents, such as accessing markets, and those facing her institution, such as scaling up community-based monitoring in a sustainable way, and replicating it in other areas. She explains that the next steps include identifying monitoring indicators of relevance to forest communities and state institutions; for example, those relating to benefit sharing and socio-environmental safeguards.
The video was recorded for Forest COMPASS; it is in Portuguese with English subtitles.