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Forests Monitor was established in 1993 to support forest-dependent people and raise public awareness about the negative impact that industrial forest exploitation has on the people that live in these forests and on the ecosystems that support them, including the wide range of plants and animals. Their aim is to provide detailed research on forestry companies and their activities to NGOs and interested citizen's groups, and so support and empower those people affected by bad practices. Forests Monitor is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation.
Forests Monitor also contributes to the international and national forest policy formation through global processes such as the UNFF and regional forest law enforcement and governance (FLEG) processes such as the African FLEG and the ENA FLEG. The recent Concessions to Poverty report co-produced between Forests Monitor and The Rainforest Foundation addresses these issues.
Forests Monitor is the lead organisation on the current project of monitoring forest exploitation in the Republic of Congo, working in partnership with REM (Resource Extraction Monitoring).
Forests Monitor supported the establishment of a charitable trust, Forests Monitor Charitable Trust. Forests Monitor Charitable Trust ceased activities in 2011. Forests Monitor Ltd (a non-profit organisation) continues with its work.
Forests Monitor has carried out many projects worldwide to investigate and raise awareness of the forest industry. Areas covered include: