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HCV-HCSA assessment report template with guidance (2018)

This document provides guidance for preparing an HCV-HCSA assessment report. It explains what is required for different sections of the report. To be used alongside the word version of the HCV-HCSA assessment report template.

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January 5, 2022

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HCV Screening Guide

HCV Screening: Guidance for identifying and prioritising action for HCVs in jurisdictional and landscape settings 

This document describes a methodology called High Conservation Value (HCV) screening. HCV screening is a desktop exercise that uses the six HCV definitions to characterize the environmental and social aspects of a landscape or jurisdiction. Screening considers: the likelihood that HCVs are present, identifies threats to those HCVs and indicates which values are most at risk. This guidance was first published in April 2019. In 2020 the guidance was updated to incorporate learning and experience from HCVN-coordinated screenings and inputs from other practitioners. HCV screening teams are the primary audience for the document, but it should also be informative for stakeholders involved in screening processes and for those involved in the wider project or initiative in which a screening is being conducted (e.g. government technical staff, NGOs, donors and investors).

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December 30, 2021

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Landscapes & Jurisdictions
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White Paper: HCV Screening for Sustainable Land Use

This white paper was produced as part of the HCV Network's session on HCV Screening for Sustainable Land Use: Prioritizing Conservation and Livelihoods in Production Landscapes at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Climate Hybrid Conference on November 6, 2021.

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December 30, 2021

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HCV Screening - Summary

This is a 4-page overview to explain what HCV Screening is and how it is used in practice.

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December 30, 2021

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Landscapes & Jurisdictions
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HCV Screening Course Leaflet

Learn about our self-paced online course: Introduction to HCV Screening

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December 30, 2021

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Landscapes & Jurisdictions
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Membership Leaflet

Is your organization interested in becoming a Member of the HCV Network? This leaflet explains the categories, fees and process for joining.

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December 30, 2021

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Forest Integrity Assessment Tool (FIAT) Manual

A simple and user-friendly tool for assessing and monitoring biodiversity conditions in forests and forest remnants developed by the HCVRN with support from WWF.

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December 30, 2021

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WWF

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FIA Tool - Greater Mekong dry and deciduous forest checklist

Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardize assessments in dry and deciduous forests from the Greater Mekong region, adding up to a numerical value of forest integrity. Some questions address biodiversity directly (e.g. presence of trees with epiphytes), others serve as indicators of natural conditions or low human pressure (e.g. presence of very large trees and presence of trees of high commercial value). Recent field forms divide scoring questions into two sections: Structure and Composition, and Impacts and Threats.

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December 30, 2021

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Forests
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FIA Tool - Checklist for tropical rainforests in the Darién region

Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardize assessments in tropical rainforests in the Darién region, adding up to a numerical value of forest integrity. Some questions address biodiversity directly (e.g. presence of trees with epiphytes), others serve as indicators of natural conditions or low human pressure (e.g. presence of very large trees and presence of trees of high commercial value). Recent field forms divide scoring questions into two sections: Structure and Composition, and Impacts and Threats.

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December 30, 2021

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FIA Tool - Greater Mekong evergreen forest checklist

Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardize assessments in evergreen forests from the Greater Mekong region, adding up to a numerical value of forest integrity. Some questions address biodiversity directly (e.g. presence of trees with epiphytes), others serve as indicators of natural conditions or low human pressure (e.g. presence of very large trees and presence of trees of high commercial value). Recent field forms divide scoring questions into two sections: Structure and Composition, and Impacts and Threats.

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December 30, 2021

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Forests
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FIA Tool - Generic checklist for Scandinavia

Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardize assessments in Scandinavian forests, adding up to a numerical value of forest integrity. Some questions address biodiversity directly (e.g. presence of trees with epiphytes), others serve as indicators of natural conditions or low human pressure (e.g. presence of very large trees and presence of trees of high commercial value). Recent field forms divide scoring questions into two sections: Structure and Composition, and Impacts and Threats.

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December 30, 2021

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Forests
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Common Guidance for the Management and Monitoring of HCV

A good practice guide for the adaptive management of HCVs developed by the HCV Network. This document provides general guidance for the management and monitoring of HCVs. It builds on earlier guidance documents produced by Proforest (2008 a and b), a working paper by Timothy Synnott (2012), and on consultation with HCV experts and interested stakeholders.

The primary audiences for this document are resource managers and HCV assessors. Conformity Assessment Bodies (certification bodies) and auditors could also find the guidance useful. However, this document is not intended to be directly audited against (such as a standard would be), but rather it is a guidance document, which provides good practice recommendations.

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December 30, 2021

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