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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Blogs from the Extreme Citizen Science research group (ExCiteS)

Knowledge sharing platforms

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

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English

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

Policy and regional reports
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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
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English

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

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

Integrating remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests

Manuals and textbooks
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English

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

Videos
English

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

Manuals and textbooks

Monitoring Matters website

Knowledge sharing platforms

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

Policy and regional reports
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English

Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership

Knowledge sharing platforms

REDD+ for People and Nature

Project reports
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Español

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

Journal articles
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English

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

Journal articles
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English

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

Presentations

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

Presentations
   
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