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

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

Digital Democracy is a US-based NGO that aims to support marginalised communities to use technology to defend their rights. With technology becoming cheaper and more accessible, they believe that...

Country of Activity: International, Peru, Guyana

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) was founded in 1990 in response to the forest crisis, specifically to support indigenous forest peoples’ struggles to defend their lands and livelihoods.

Country of Activity: International, Guyana

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

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

The Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development (IIC) is an international not-for-profit organisation, and the institution responsible for managing the Iwokrama...

Country of Activity: International, Guyana

The Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) program is a five year programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia (...

Country of Activity: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, International
Country of Activity: Laos

A Danish, non-profit charity foundation created in 1990. The Nordisk Fond for Miljø og Udvikling, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, became a member of the University of the Arctic in 2012. Its...

Country of Activity: Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, International

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

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

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

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

WWF is the only international conservation organisation that is active in each of the three Guianas and, over a period of many decades, has established itself as a respected partner to governments...

Country of Activity: Guyana