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

The Alianza México REDD works to strengthen low carbon development of the rural and forestry sectors in Mexico, promoting best practice. It facilitates capacity building, especially in rural and...

Country of Activity: Mexico

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

Living Earth Foundation (LEF) is a UK registered charity which works with people to resolve their environmental and social concerns.  Established as an international not-for-profit organisation in...

Country of Activity: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Venezuela, International

UNAM's REDD+ research group leads on several projects relevant to community-based forest monitoring:


Country of Activity: Mexico

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

SilvaCarbon is a flagship programme under the United States fast start financing for REDD+ and is a U.S. contribution to the Forest Carbon Tracking task of the intergovernmental Group on Earth...

Country of Activity: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, International

The Department of Technology and Sustainable Development of the University of Twente, based in the Netherlands, hosted the `...

Country of Activity: Guinea-Bissau, India, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Tanzania, Mexico

The Woods Hole Research Center assesses threats to a safe climate and works with individuals, communities, governments, and NGOs to identify and implement opportunities to stabilise the global and...

Country of Activity: Mexico, Brazil, Peru, USA