Case Study Report: Community-Based Monitoring Systems for REDD+ in Guyana
2.1. REDD+ in Guyana
2.2. Case Study/Early Activities
3.1. Local Monitoring of Co-Benefits
3.2. Building Local Capacities
3.3. Data Sharing
|Indicator||➢ Number HH extracting timber||➢ Number HH extracting NTFP||➢ Number HH extracting fish (top extractor HH)||➢ Number HH extracting game||➢ Water extraction points and sources|
|➢ Seasonality of extraction||➢ Seasonality of extraction||➢ Seasonality of extraction||➢ Seasonality of extraction||➢ Quantity extracted (litres)|
|➢ Quantity extracted (FBM/month)||➢ Quantity extracted (KG/month)||➢ Quantity extracted (KG/month)||➢ Quantity extracted (unit/month)||➢ Extraction methods|
|➢ Extraction methods||➢ Extraction methods||➢ Extraction methods (techniques and tools)||➢ Extraction methods||➢ Proximity of contaminants to water sources (distance)|
|➢ Species preference and demand (price per species)||➢ Species preference and demand (price per species)||➢ Species preference and demand (price per species)||➢ Species preference and demand (price per species)||➢ Water treatment frequency|
|➢ Perceived timber scarcity over 5 years||➢ Perceived scarcity over 5 years||➢ Extraction effort and time||➢ Quantity commercialised||➢ Vegetation cover near water sources|
|➢ Occurrence of illegal extraction||➢ Extraction location||➢ Quantity commercialised by species||➢ Extraction location (vegetation type)||➢ Perceived threats and changes to water quality and quantity|
|➢ Quantity commercialisation||➢ Perceived fish size changes over 5 years||➢ Occurrence of illegal extraction|
|➢ Demand (price per species)||➢ Perceived fish scarcity over past 5 years (availability and location)||➢ Perceived scarcity of 5 past years (availability and location)|
|➢ Extraction location||➢ Extraction location, (distance)|
|➢ Demand (price per species)|
|➢ Occurrence of illegal extraction|
|➢ Occurrence of sport fishing|
|➢ Effectiveness of management plans (rules and enforcement)|
|Material Wealth||Employment & enterprise||Social relations &governance||Culture & beliefs||Security||Education & skills||Health|
|Indicator||➢ Number of HH with regular income||➢ Frequency of out-migration||➢ Frequency of food exchanges||➢ Frequency of church attendance||➢ Occurrence of theft||➢ Number of people with official education||➢ Perceived frequency of diseases|
|➢ Existence of transport and communication infrastructure||➢ Perceived community development||➢ Number of HH participating in village activities||➢ Number off HH speaking native language||➢ Frequency of alcohol-related incidents||➢ Number of education facilities in the community||➢ Self-reported health & emotional wellbeing|
|➢ Number of HH with farm inputs and livestock||➢ Availability and access to financial loans||➢ Number of HH married or in long-term partnership||➢ Purchase of food and water||➢ Frequency of illegal activities||➢ Perceived quality of education services||➢ Number of existing health facilities|
|➢ Number of HH able to purchase food||➢ Community businesses||➢ Incidences of resource conflict||➢ Existence of traditional activities||➢ Frequency and length of flooding||➢ Number of HH with potable water|
|➢ Number of HH with mobility||➢ Number of HH with extended family support||➢ Building material preference||➢ Frequency and length of droughts||➢ Distance of HH from contaminants|
|➢ Electronic assets per HH|
|➢ Perceived level of cooperation||➢ Perceived quality of health services|
|➢ Attendance of village meetings||➢ Leisure and sport facilities|
|➢ Perceived quality of village leadership||➢ Water treatment and waste disposal facilities|
3.4. Assessing Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Mapping Agricultural Areas
3.5. Facilitating Community Measurement of Aboveground Biomass
- “High bush”: primary, high canopy forest comprising purple heart (Peltogyne paniculata) and associated species;
- “Mixed bush”: Mixed forests with tree species such as mora (Dimopharidra mora), wallaba (Esperua falcate). and green heart (Nectandra flodier) forests;
- “Low bush”: low-lying mixed swamp forest and scrub in areas prone to seasonal flooding.
3.6. Supporting Communities to Ground Truth Satellite Data
3.7. Monitoring Resources of Local Interest and Safeguards
3.7.1. Natural Resource Use
3.7.2. Community Wellbeing
4.1. Community Demonstration Site: Data Contributing to the National MRVS
4.1.1. Assessing Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation: Farming Impacts
4.1.2. Measuring Aboveground Biomass
4.1.3. Ground Truthing Satellite Data
4.2. Resources of Local Interest and Safeguards
4.2.1. Natural Resource Use: Timber Harvest
4.2.2. Community Wellbeing
5.1. Contributions of Community-Based Monitoring to National MRV Systems for REDD+
5.2. Providing Data for REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems
5.3. Harnessing Technology for Scale
Conflicts of Interest
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Bellfield, H.; Sabogal, D.; Goodman, L.; Leggett, M. Case Study Report: Community-Based Monitoring Systems for REDD+ in Guyana. Forests 2015, 6, 133-156. https://doi.org/10.3390/f6010133
Bellfield H, Sabogal D, Goodman L, Leggett M. Case Study Report: Community-Based Monitoring Systems for REDD+ in Guyana. Forests. 2015; 6(1):133-156. https://doi.org/10.3390/f6010133Chicago/Turabian Style
Bellfield, Helen, David Sabogal, Lucy Goodman, and Matt Leggett. 2015. "Case Study Report: Community-Based Monitoring Systems for REDD+ in Guyana" Forests 6, no. 1: 133-156. https://doi.org/10.3390/f6010133