2.2 Community Based Monitoring Decision Tree

To continue the discussion on community based monitoring basics, two schematic tools were created: the Decision Tree (Fig. 1.) and community based monitoring Types and Methods Summary Table (Table 1). The Decision Tree is an example of how to select community based monitoring methods and types appropriate for particular project needs. This chart is followed by a summary table showing relationships between types and methods (Section 2.3). Explanations and definitions of the terms used in the Tree and the Table can be found in Sections 2.3 and 2.5.

These recommendations should not be viewed as set in stone but rather as a flexible guidance tool. This chart may be especially useful for the beginners who may feel lost in the maze of issues related to indigenous and traditional knowledge.