Participatory biodiversity monitoring in community managed forests

This toolkit is prepared with the objective of enabling field level facilitators and others to conduct a participatory monitoring of biodiversity. Monitoring of biodiversity, or the variability of life at species, ecosystem and genetic levels, provides an important tool for resource-dependent communities and other stakeholders to develop appropriate responses to the ongoing loss of the important resources. Monitoring of biodiversity also provides important informational input to the local communities who seek to generate income and employment through the proper use and management of biodiversity resources in the area. This toolkit provides a range of methods, tools and techniques that will be useful to field staff as well as technical teams involved in supporting the conservation and management of biodiversity.

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