Community view

In these videos, forest residents engaged in community-based forest monitoring share their thoughts and experiences with Forest COMPASS. They explain why forests are so valuable to them, and how monitoring is helping to protect them. Their perspectives are relevant to other communities, as well as policy-makers, practitioners and researchers working in this space.

Please click here for a range of other videos from our partners, many of which also tell the stories of forest communities and their efforts to monitor and protect their forests.

If you are working with forest communities on monitoring, many of our practical resources in our resource library should be useful to you. For example, we have manuals, project reports and technical project materials such as monitoring forms.

Participants of Nepal's Hariyo Ban Program & REDD+ pilot project share their experiences

Community Forest User Groups in Nepal are a well respected example of Community-Based Forest Management. To enable management schemes, communities undertake patrolling and monitoring. In this video,...

Community Measurement Reporting and Verification (CMRV) - North Rupununi, Guyana

The community of the North Rupununi, Guyana, share experiences and opinions on their Community Measurement Reporting and Verification (CMRV) project.

Eyes in the forest: the community view of decision making through community-led forest monitoring

Forest COMPASS interviewed men and women from forest communities in Indonesia, Peru, Kenya, Guyana, Nepal and the Philippines.

Community perspective on the Sinal Verde Community-Based Forest Monitoring project, Acre, Brazil

Antônio Fernandes de Oliveira shares his throughts on the Forest COMPASS "Sinal Verde" Project.

Mapping and monitoring for forest rights in Indonesia

Forest COMPASS interviewed members of the forest community of Sungai Utik, in Indonesia, who discuss the importance of forest products for various uses.

Benefits of Community Monitoring

Forest COMPASS interviewed various members of the international indigenous peoples' organisation, Tetebba,  to understand their proirities relating to community based forest monitoring, inclu