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For more than 15 years, identifying, managing and monitoring High Conservation Values (HCV) has been a key step towards achieving certification from major forestry and agricultural commodity standard schemes. 

HCV requirements are also included in the policies of major financial institutions and banks, and in the procurement policies and sustainability committments of global private sector organisations. 


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Event Our special guest Jennifer Lucey will share the results of recent research conducted in HCV areas in oil palm plantations

Assessing High Conservation Values

Event Register to this training course that will take place in September in Colombia

Towards integrating HCS, HCV and FPIC decision-making

Publication A practitioners workshop explored ways to make HCV, HCS and FPIC work well in practice

Taking High Conservation Value from Forests to Freshwaters

Publication Though the HCV approach originated in forestry and focused on terrestrial flora and fauna, most production activities have an important impact on freshwater systems