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

Community Carbon Forestry (CCF) for REDD Using CyberTracker for Mapping and Visualising of Community Forest Management in the Context of REDD

Download (1.83 MB)
English

Community Forest Monitoring for the Carbon Market

Knowledge sharing platforms

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

Policy and regional reports
Download (2.15 MB)
English

Community-powered monitoring of REDD+ : open source technology boosts community forest monitoring

Policy and regional reports
Download (1.4 MB)
English

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

Manuals and textbooks

CyberTracker software

Data Collection Form

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

Policy and regional reports
Download (252.63 KB)
English

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

Journal articles

Forests and poverty reduction

Policy and regional reports

Indigenous peoples’ perspectives and activities in monitoring, reporting, and indicator development for REDD+ and a review of MRV concepts, tools and instruments

Policy and regional reports

Indigenous peoples’ rights to lands, territories and resources

Policy and regional reports
Download (1.55 MB)
English

Institutional arrangements for monitoring, reporting and verification

Policy and regional reports

Monitoring Matters website

Knowledge sharing platforms

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

Journal articles

National forest monitoring systems: monitoring, measurement, reporting and verification in the context of REDD+ activities

Policy and regional reports
Download (2.19 MB)
English

Participatory monitoring for transparent and effective forest finance

Project reports
Download (203.34 KB)
English

Quick guides to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Knowledge sharing platforms
Español
Français

REDD+ for People and Nature

Project reports
Français
Español

Safeguarding forests and people: a framework for designing a national system to implement REDD+ safeguards

Policy and regional reports
Download (3.01 MB)
English

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

Journal articles
Download (199.64 KB)
English

The road to Lima: REDD+ safeguards implementation and information systems

Policy and regional reports
Download (871.52 KB)
English

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

Journal articles
Download (1.07 MB)
English

Tropical forest tenure assessment - trends, challenges and opportunities

Policy and regional reports

Why should local communities engage with National Forest Monitoring Systems? Presentation from IGES

Presentations
   
English

Workshop resource - interactive game for learning about Community-Based Forest Monitoring trade offs

Presentations
English