Joseph Hutabarat

Provisionally licensed assessor
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Licensed assessor since 11 April 2016

Assessor performance

1 Satisfactory report at first submission. 1 report under review. Qualified to lead HCV and HCV-HCSA assessments.


Joseph Adiguna Hutabarat has been working with Fauna & Flora International-Indonesia Programme since 2007 where he received his first High Conservation Value (HCV) training. His first assessment was for a palm oil company in Ketapang, West Kalimantan. Since then, he has been doing various HCV assessments not only for palm oil companies, but also logging and mining concessions in West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan Provinces. Along with the HCV development, Mr. Hutabarat has implementing HCV principles in providing recommendation for district spatial planning, social forestry management, and ecosystem restoration concessions. He has been focusing himselves in HCV 1-4 with special interest in avifauna, ecology, ecosystem services, carbon, and spatial analysis. Beside company’s staffs, Mr. Hutabarat has providing HCV training for NGOs, local government, and local communities to promote better forest management. He earned his Bachelor of Science (S.Si) with specialization in ecology and biosystematics from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Indonesia in 2007, and Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) from Indiana University (IU) USA in 2012 with research on remote sensing, biodiversity, and forest biomass. Mr. Hutabarat was involved in the making of Indonesian National Standard (SNI7848:2013, SNI7724:2011, SNI7725:2011), an MRV & REL division member for Jambi REDD+ Provincial Committee, co-author in Plan Vivo Project Design Document (PDD) for social forestry, and substantive member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) working group. Currently, Mr. Hutabarat is the Forest Ecosystem Specialist in Fauna & Flora International-Indonesia Programme.


Birds, Forest ecology, Endemic species, Carbon studies, Landscape ecology, Biodiversity conservation, Ecosystem services
, Stakeholder consultation, Participatory mapping, FPIC processes , GIS, Remote sensing, Land use change, Carbon mapping

Thematic scope

Land use planning, Habitat management/restoration, Environmental and social impact assessments
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Sustainable Agriculture Network, Other
Plan Vivo, VCS (Verified Carbon Standard), CCB (Climate, Community, and Biodiversity) Standard.
Timber and wood-based products, Oil palm


Southeastern Asia


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