Welcome to the HCV Resource Network
-New Report: Identifying Responsible Cultivation Areas in Mozambique, WWF Mozambique (2013)
-Download the Network's 2012 Annual Report here
News on Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)
-Click here to read about our meeting with APP in Jakarta in January 28, 2013.
-Click here to read about the meeting between the HCVRN and APP (September 2012)
-Click here to read the letter we sent to APP (June 2012)
-Read APP's announcement on HCVF policies (May 2012)
Steering Group Teleconference (Dec 2012)
To read the minute from the latest Steering Group teleconference, please click here.
The High Conservation Value (HCV) concept was originally devised in the context of forest certification but it is also applicable to other ecosystems and habitats. It has evolved into a valuable and flexible toolkit for a variety of uses, including land-use planning, conservation advocacy, and designing responsible purchasing and investment policies.
Strategic Framework 2012-2015
The HCV Resource Network was established by a group of organizations who use the HCV approach, including environmental and social NGOs, international development agencies, timber and forest product certifiers, suppliers and buyers, and forest managers. The Network aims to encourage collaboration, provide information and support on the evolving usage of HCV, and ensure that a consistent approach to HCV is understood and applied throughout the world.
The information on this site is open to everyone. You can also become actively involved in the Network's developments by registering your support for the HCV Charter.
What's on this site:
HCV Overview: What is the High Conservation Value approach? An overview of the six High Conservation Values, the HCV Process, History and Uses.
HCV in Practice: Practical help and support for using HCV in your region, including generic guidance documents (Toolkits), Country Pages, examples of existing HCV projects, and a searchable Database of HCV Practioners.
About the Network: What it is, how it works, what activities are planned, and how you can join in.
Resource Centre: Links to useful material, and documents for download.