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

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

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

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

Country of Activity: Brazil

Global Canopy, formerly known as the Global Canopy Programme, is an innovative environmental organisation that targets the market forces destroying tropical forests. Since 2001, we have been...

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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