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 forest monitoring in REDD+: the ‘M’ in MRV?

Journal articles

Community Participation in REDD+ Information Gathering & Data Platforms: MRV or MMM? Presentation from UNAM, Mexico.

Community Participation in REDD+ Information Gathering & Data Platforms:Measurement Reporting and Verification or MMM? from Global Canopy

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

Policy and regional reports
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CyberTracker software

Data Collection Form

How can involving indigenous peoples and local communities in monitoring increase transparency and engagement in REDD+? Presentation from WWF DRC.


Indigenous people's view: community monitoring and REDD+ benefits beyond carbon

Community view videos

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

Manuals and textbooks

Monitoring Matters website

Knowledge sharing platforms

Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership

Knowledge sharing platforms

Power tools: for policy influence in natural resource management

Knowledge sharing platforms

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