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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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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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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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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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Member Terms & Conditions

This document explains the Terms & Conditions that are followed by Member organizations when joining the HCV Network.

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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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Annual Report 2020

In 2020, the HCV Resource Network welcomed APRIL Group to the Management Committee, Tropenbos Indonesia, PT Hijau Daun, Hollow-wood Enterprises Pty. Ltd, Bonsucro and Ecotrop joined as Members, and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) became a Supporter.

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Annual report 2015

2015 was a busy year for the HCV Resource Network. In July the Network became legally independent from Proforest, its institutional host since 2011.

Last year, the Network actively engaged with the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) Steering Group, supported efforts to implement HCV, HCS and FPIC jointly in practice and developed the Forest Integrity Assessment tool manual (supported by WWF Sweden).

Other activities such as the approval of the HCV for smallholder’s tool (by RSPO Biodiversity), a workshop in London about High Conservation Values with more than 10 sustainability certification schemes (in collaboration with ISEAL Alliance) and the launching of “Things That Matter” campaign at the XIV World Forestry Congress, were part of the Network’s agenda.

The Secretariat participated in the 13

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Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT13) at Kuala Lumpur and in the 18

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International Palm Oil Conference held in Colombia.

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Annual Report 2016

This year’s highlights include supporting the Better Cotton Initiative in developing risk-based approaches for HCV identification, publishing the HCV Assessor Licensing Scheme two-year progress report, launching our Standards Working Group in collaboration with ISEAL, training APP on forest integrity assessments, publishing a study about HCV management and monitoring, and launching the HCV-HCSA Assessment Manual.

 

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Annual Report 2014

In 2014, approximately 9 certification schemes, 56 private sector organizations, and 12 financial institutions included High Conservation Values (HCV) as a key requirement in their principles and criteria, or their global procurement and investment policies.

To help guarantee consistency in the implementation of the HCV approach accross commodities and regions, the HCV Resource Network implemented a series of activities and projects in 2014.

Last year, the HCV Network launched the HCV Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS), held a workshop in Ghana aimed at identifying challenges and opportunities of identifying, managing and monitoring HCVs 5&6, published the Common Guidance for HCV Management and Monitoring, among many other activities.

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Management Committee Terms of Reference (2021)

The Management Committee (MC) governs the HCV Network in three-year periods. The Management Committee Terms of Reference describe how the MC is appointed and how it operates.

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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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