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

A Multicountry Assessment of Tropical Resource Monitoring by Local Communities

Journal articles

Blogs from the Extreme Citizen Science research group (ExCiteS)

Knowledge sharing platforms

Boletin del CADPI - Viendo el mundo de otra manera: los mapas como herramientas de usos múltiples

Project reports
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Español

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

CiFOR interview with Forest COMPASS on Community-Based Forest Monitoring and Technology

Videos
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English

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 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 Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities

Journal articles

Community monitoring, reporting and verification for REDD+ : lessons and experiences from a pilot project in Guyana

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

Policy and regional reports
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English

Community-based forest monitoring videos from seven clans of Papua New Guinea

Videos
English

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

Policy and regional reports
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English

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

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

Journal articles

Eyes in the forest: the community view of decision making through community-led forest monitoring

Community view videos
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English

Forests and poverty reduction

Policy and regional reports

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

Community view videos

Large-scale Environmental Monitoring by Indigenous Peoples

Journal articles
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English

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

Policy and regional reports

Local Participation in Natural Resource Monitoring: a Characterization of Approaches

Journal articles

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

Monitoring Matters website

Knowledge sharing platforms

Nepal community forest user group members share experiences of forest patrolling and monitoring, REDD and reforestation.

Community view videos
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NOMAD online tool to select data collection solutions

Knowledge sharing platforms

On the cost-effectiveness of community-based forest monitoring

Policy and regional reports
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English

Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership

Knowledge sharing platforms

Participatory MRV study sites in Indonesia

Knowledge sharing platforms

Plano de Gestão da Biodiversidade da Terra Indígena Sete de Setembro

Technical project materials
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Português

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
Français
Español

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

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

Journal articles
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English

Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Surui Forest Carbon Project

Videos
English

Tropical forest tenure assessment - trends, challenges and opportunities

Policy and regional reports

Update on CBD and thoughts on how community‐based monitoring can contribute to REDD+ and biodiversity reporting requirements of the UNFCCC and CBD

Presentations
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English

What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

Videos

White Paper: Opportunities and challenges for integrating CBM into MRV systems for REDD+ in Mexico

Project reports

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies blogs

Knowledge sharing platforms