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The HCV Approach is a unique three-step methodology that helps protect HCVs primarily in prospective forestry and agricultural plantations. It is referenced as a tool for achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals, for meeting corporate sustainability commitments, and as a mechanism to ensure responsible investments in forestry and agriculture globally. 

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LATEST NEWS

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Training APRIL Group conservation staff on the Forest Integrity Assessment (FIA) Tool

“The FIA provides a robust and effective forest monitoring methodology that can be quickly and easily applied and the results readily understood by all stakeholders” Craig Tribolet, Sustainability Operations Manager, APRIL Group Monitoring forest biodiversity over time in areas allocated for conservation and High Conservation Value (HCV) areas is challenging. The Forest Integrity Assessment Tool […]

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HCV Resource Network Member learning webinars

“Over 50 WWF staff from across the globe benefitted from the webinars. These served to provide a reminder of what the HCV Approach is and its applications including implementing zero deforestation commitments. “ WWF is a founding member of the HCV Resource Network and is part of the Management Committee. As a global organisation, it […]

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The HCV approach at landscape and jurisdictional scales

The HCV Network is developing guidance on using the HCV approach at landscape and jurisdictional scales. During this process, in December 12-13 2018, the HCV Network hosted a workshop in Bogor, Indonesia to share experiences and discuss challenges with using the HCV approach at landscape and jurisdictional scales. As part of the outreach, we consulted […]

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