Working to Protect Nature

and local people’s livelihoods in support of the Global Goals.

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Many areas designated for development are home to indigenous peoples and local communities, rare, threatened or endangered species, vital resources, and ecosystems such as forests.

What We Do

1

Land-use planning

Protecting 30% of the planet by 2030 requires balancing social, economic, and environmental agendas in production landscapes. Our unique methodology supports land-use planning by identifying High Conservation Values that may be at risk from land-use change, guiding responsible development, defining what protection could mean in those contexts, and motivating producers to become drivers of local actions for protecting nature.

2

Provide solutions

We help users identify, manage and monitor High Conservation Values (HCVs) in current or potential future development sites. Our tools are globally applicable, work across a wide range of scales (landscapes or jurisdictions, farms, plantations, management units, smallholdings), ecosystems (from forests to grasslands and aquatic systems) and productive systems (agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, other).

3

Bring users together

Our Network brings together the world's most influential NGOs, producers, supply chain companies, technical service providers and voluntary sustainability standards. Through knowledge exchange and collaboration our Members act as stewards of our methodology, and ensure it is robustly applied globally.

Latest

We are looking for a social expert based in Latin America!
Announcements
May 25, 2024

We are looking for a social expert based in Latin America!

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Protegiendo el carácter ambiental y social único del sureste de México con el Enfoque de AVC
Editorial
Smallholders
April 12, 2024

Protegiendo el carácter ambiental y social único del sureste de México con el Enfoque de AVC

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Protecting southeastern Mexico’s unique environmental and social character using the HCV Approach
Editorial
Smallholders
April 12, 2024

Protecting southeastern Mexico’s unique environmental and social character using the HCV Approach

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Our Partnerships

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The Network is always looking for partners who are interested in supporting our work, for talented professionals who can join the growing Secretariat team, and for professionals who can lead assessments globally.

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