Who is involved in community-based monitoring around the world?

Who is involved in community-based monitoring of forests? Where are they working? And what are they doing?

This section gives an overview of the different actors working on community-based monitoring of forests. To make it easier to find and connect with particular actors, they are classified as:

COMMUNITY: Communities that are implementing forest monitoring initiatives
FACILITATOR: Institutions supporting communities to implement monitoring initiatives
GOVERNMENT: Governments or public agencies engaged with communities in monitoring
DONOR: Donors funding community-based forest monitoring initiatives

Acre's State System of Natural Protected Areas (SEANP-AC) was created in 2001, and is comprised of state and municipal protected areas in the state. Federal protected areas and indigenous lands...

Country of Activity: Brazil

AMAN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples in Indonesia who campaign for human rights and recognition of peoples in the country. AMAN is involved in many ways in community monitoring, both by...

Country of Activity: Indonesia

This association represents the 800 Brazilian Ashaninka indigenous people who live in the Kampa do Rio Amônia Indigenous Territory, in the State of Acre, Brazil. This group has been widely...

Country of Activity: Brazil

CADPI is a civil society organisation that develops research related to the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples in the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. ...

Country of Activity: Nicaragua

The Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) is an independent public body in Brazil,  linked to the Ministry of Environment (MMA). Along with the Brazilian Institute of ...

Country of Activity: Brazil

CorpoAmazonia - CorpoAmazonia

CorpoAmazonia is an Autonomous Regional Corporation (Corporación Autonomia Regional - CAR), which has jurisdiction over departments the southern Amazon region of Colombia. CARs Colombia's are ...

Country of Activity: Colombia

The Executor of the Administrative Contract of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (ECA-RCA), represents ten Harakmbut, Yine and Machiguenga indigenous communities  that benefit from the reserve. It...

Country of Activity: Peru

The Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN) is a formal network of Forest User Groups from all over Nepal. Formed in 1995, FECOFUN is dedicated to promoting and protecting the...

Country of Activity: Nepal

The National Forest Conservation and Climate Change Mitigation Program's (PNCBMCC) aim is to achieve the conservation of 54 million hectares of tropical forest as a contribution to the mitigation...

Country of Activity: Peru

The Global Forest Observations Initiative is an initiative of the inter-governmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO). It has three aims:

Country of Activity: International

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is responsible for the administration and management of all State Forest Land in Guyana, including the oversight of all forestry concessions, from initial...

Country of Activity: Guyana

AMAN is a country-wide alliance of indigenous peoples in Indonesia.  Its members are involved in mapping of indigenous peoples’ lands throughout the archipelago, and advocate with Indonesian...

Country of Activity: Indonesia

Tebtebba is an indigenous peoples’ organization that was born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of indigenous peoples respected, protected and fulfilled worldwide....

Country of Activity: International, Vietnam, Kenya, Honduras, Cameroon

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) was established in March 1998 under an initiative of the Japanese government and with the support of Kanagawa Prefecture. It aims to...

The Institute of Climate Change and Environmental Services Regulation (Acre) is responsible for establishing the rules for Acre State's Environmental Service Incentives System (SISA). It is...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) of Colombia, is the national institution responsible for measurements of forest over, for establishing the REDD+ reference...

Country of Activity: Colombia

The Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Amazon (AIDESEP) is a national organisation, representing communities and indigenous people from the forests of Peru. AIDESEP...

Country of Activity: Peru

A network of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIFPCC) is the representative body of indigenous peoples participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (...

Country of Activity: International

Metareila was founded in 1988, and was the first indigenous organization  created  in Rondônia to defend indigenous rights.  It works to defend and preserve the cultural and territorial heritage...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The Minstry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) is in charge of the agricultural sector, including agricultural lands, pastures, forest lands, barren land with agricultural suitability, and forest resources...

Country of Activity: Peru

The purpose of Peru's Ministry of Environment is to promote environmental conservation, and in particular to ensure the sustainable, responsible, and ethical use of natural resources and the...

Country of Activity: Peru

MJUMITA - MJUMITA

MJUMITA’s mission is to provide knowledge, build capacity and link communities with local networks (CBOs) for increased participation of stakeholders in advocacy and decision-making in ownership,...

Country of Activity: Tanzania

CONAFOR is a government agency, with the objectives of developing, supporting and promoting the conservation and restoration of Mexico's forests, and the priductive use of forests. It develops...

Country of Activity: Mexico

Established in 2009, the National Forestry Council of Indonesia (Dewan Kehutanan Nasional, or DKN) is a multi-stakeholder advisory body of the Ministry of Forestry.  It played a lead role in the...

Country of Activity: Indonesia

The National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) is the Brazilian government body that establishes and carries out policies relating to indigenous peoples. It is responsible for mapping out and protecting...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) was established in 1996 as an umbrella organisation of the North Rupununi communities in Guyana. Its core members are the legally elected...

Country of Activity: Guyana

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) is a directorate of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The organisation's work on tropical forests comes under its 'Climate change...

Country of Activity: International

The Organisation of the Juruá River Indigenous Peoples (OPIRJ) was founded in 1999. It operates in five municipalities in the state of Acre and involves 11 indigenous peoples.

Country of Activity: Brazil

SCPDA is a developmental organization with a mandate to reduce poverty and to empower and uplift the lives of the people of South and South Central Rupununi, Guyana. 


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Country of Activity: Guyana

Created in 1987, FUNTAC is a public body that aims to encourage the scientific and technological development of the public and private sectors, and of traditional communities, in the state of Acre...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The Accra Caucus for Forests and Climate Change is a coalition of NGOs representing approximately one hundred civil society and indigenous peoples’ organizations from 38 countries. Formed in 2008...

Country of Activity: International