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

The Amazon Conservation Team Brazil (ECAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the biological resources of the Amazon and the people who live there. A branch of the USA-based NGO...

Country of Activity: Brazil

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

A nonprofit civil association founded in October 1995. Its overall objective is to complement governmental action to conserve and sustainably use the country's biological diversity, and its...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The Centre for Amazonian Workers (CTA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organsation in Brazil. It has a long history of working with extractivist communities in Acre, in particular on rural...

Country of Activity: Brazil

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

Forests Monitor (FM) is an international NGO that works to increase transparency and accountability of the forestry sector in order to improve governance and management of the world’s forests. It...

Country of Activity: Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, International

A nonprofit NGO that was created in 2007. It implements the Bolsa Floresta Programme, and is involved with REDD+...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The Global Canopy Programme (GCP) is a tropical forest think tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding forests as natural capital that underpins...

Country of Activity: UK, Guyana, Brazil

IDESAM is a not-for-profit NGO that has its headquarters in Manaus, Amazonas state.  IDESAM works to promote the valuation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Amazon and to find...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The Institute for Ecological Reseach (IPÊ) is a non-government organization in Brazil devoted to conservation through science, education and sustainable business.  IPÊ undertakes research,...

Country of Activity: Brazil

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

Instituto Piagaçu is an NGO working on natural resource research and conservation in the Brazilian Amazon. Since its creation in 2004 the researchers and staff have collated the first detailed...

Country of Activity: Brazil

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global nonprofit focused on inspiring individual action to improve the understanding, welfare and conservation of great apes. JGI use smartphones with...

Country of Activity: Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Senegal

Kanindé is a Brazilian not-for-profit organisation founded in 1992. It was established by a group of people working with the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people on environmental protection in the...

Country of Activity: Brazil

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

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

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 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

Project Fauna is a collaborative effort by university researchers and the indigenous peoples of the Rupununi region of Guyana and the Raposa/Serra do Sol region of Roraima, Brazil to describe...

Country of Activity: Brazil, Guyana

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

REM operates as an Independent Monitor of Law Enforcement and Governance in the extractive sectors. Through independent monitoring and credible reporting of illegalities and related governance...

Country of Activity: International, Republic of Congo

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

TFCG works to conserve and restore the biodiversity of globally important forests in Tanzania for the benefit of the present and future generations.  Established in 1985, it is the largest...

Country of Activity: Tanzania

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

ExCiteS is an inter-disciplinary research group at University College London that supports 'extreme citizen science'.  It works with broad networks of people to design and build new devices and...

Country of Activity: International, Republic of Congo, Brazil, Cameroon

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-Brazil is a Brazilian NGO dedicated to the conservation of nature. It has the objective of harmonising human activities with the protection of biodiversity and the wise use of natural...

Country of Activity: Brazil