Betsy Yaap

Provisionally licensed assessor
Licensed assessor since 5 January 2015

Assessor performance

0 reports submitted. Performance not verified. Qualified to lead HCV and HCV-HCSA assessments.


Betsy is an environmental consultant specializing in High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments, peer review and mentoring for oil palm and pulp fiber developments, assessing development risks for HCV and third-party certification compliance (RSPO and FSC), and compliance verification with the Equator Principles in mining. She was an RSPO approved HCV lead assessor and mammal specialist under RSPO's previous licensing scheme and, under the current HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme, serves as a peer reviewer and a provisional licensed assessor. Prior to starting her PhD in Conservation Biology at James Cook University, Australia in 2010 she was a senior consultant at Daemeter Consulting in Indonesia. Her current research focuses on biological corridors and landscape connectivity for large mammals in Indonesia and Costa Rica. She holds a masters degree in Tropical Environmental Management from Charles Darwin University in Australia and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. She is currently based in the United States while completing her PhD thesis.


, Camera trapping , Socio-economic survey methods , GIS, Remote sensing
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), IFC Performance Standards


Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, Southeastern Asia, Australasia


Language English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Language Bahasa Indonesia (Very good working proficiency)
Language Spanish (Limited working proficiency)