Name of scheme


Participatory Resources Monitoring (PRM) system

Biome (terrestrial; freshwater; marine)



What is monitored


Human resource use and wildlife

Who compiles data


Community members (representatives of 12 villages) supported by government rangers (staff from the nature reserve or forestry bureau)


Number of community members involved


48 community members (2001)

Spatial scale. Size of area monitored


 A total of 46,725 ha, divided on two areas (2004)

Methods used


Methods include, e.g., on-the-ground fixed point photography and village group discussions


Year of initiation



Funded by


The scheme is funded by the Chinese and Dutch governments


Documents or publications available


Rijsoort and Zhang 2002, Rijsoort and Jinfeng 2005

Organizers and contact details


Zhang Jinfeng, Research Institute of Economic Forests, Yunnan Academy of Forestry, Heilongtan, 650204 Kunming, P.R. China.

Jeannette van Rijsoort Department of Environmental Sciences, Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 342, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands. E-mail:; Fax: +31-317-478078. 

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