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

Bridging scientific and local knowledge in forest management

Videos
English

Case Study Report: Community-Based Monitoring Systems for REDD+ in Guyana

Journal articles
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English

Community forest monitoring: experiences from the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve

Project reports
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English
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Português

Community forestry and REDD+ in Asia: lessons learned and ways forward - issues brief

Policy and regional reports

Community Measurement Reporting and Verification (CMRV) - North Rupununi, Guyana

Community view videos
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English

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

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

Data sharing in community-based forest monitoring: lessons from Guyana

Project reports
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English

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

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

Community view videos

Lessons learned from community forestry in Asia and their relevance for REDD+

Policy and regional reports

Mapping and monitoring - realising forest rights in Indonesia

Community view videos
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English

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

Manuals and textbooks

Power tools: for policy influence in natural resource management

Knowledge sharing platforms

Promoting forest stewardship in the Bolsa Floresta Programme: local livelihood strategies and preliminary impacts

Project reports

REDD+ for People and Nature

Project reports
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Technological leap-frogging in the Congo Basin, Pygmies and Global Positioning Systems in Central Africa: what has happened and where is it going?

Journal articles

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

Videos

Tropical forest tenure assessment - trends, challenges and opportunities

Policy and regional reports

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

Project reports
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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