Learning from Change in the Sangha Tri-National Landscape

Learning from Change in the Sangha Tri-National Landscape


The authors discuss the lessons learned from a participatory landscape monitoring initiative in the Sangha Tri-National landscape. The initiative was started in 2006 in the Sangha Tri-National landscape; it involved a variety of stakeholders to monitor changes in peoples' livelihoods and land uses. The group collected data on certain indicators, which allowed them to produce simple simulation models on landscape change over time. 

 Conclusions & Takeaways

The authors main takeaway was that since stakeholders came from various backgrounds and many did not have data collection training there was inconsistency regarding indicator measurements and factors impacting local livelihoods. Regardless, the models produce by these groups did enrich discussions amongst stakeholders about the main drivers of landscape change.



Sayer J, Endamana D, Boedhihartono AK, Ruiz-Perez M, Breuer T. Learning from change in the Sangha Tri-National landscape. International Forestry Review. 2016;18:130–139. doi:10.1505/146554816819683771.


  • James Cook University, Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, College of Science Engineering, Cairns Campus, Australia
  • IUCN Central and West Africa Program (PACO), Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Departamento. Ecología, Madrid, Spain
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Global Conservation Program, Bronx, NY, USA