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

Conservation International's work focuses on science, policy, and partnership with businesses and communities. The organization has been working in Amazonia on an innovative satellite-based system...

Country of Activity: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Madagascar, Indonesia

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 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise that supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international...

Country of Activity: International, Colombia

Forêts et Développement Rurale (FODER) is a non-profit environmental organisation based in Cameroon, working on forestry and environmental governance. Its projects include support for forest...

Country of Activity: Cameroon, Central African Republic

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

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

The Rainforest Foundation UK aims to help indigenous peoples and forest communities around the world gain the land and resource rights they deserve, and in the process reduce deforestation...

Country of Activity: Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, Peru

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

WWF Colombia aims for key ecosystems to be protected in harmony with the needs and desires of local communities and future generations. It intends to form strategic alliances, working with others...

Country of Activity: Colombia