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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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We are Founding Members of the Global Platform of Sustainable Rubber

As of March 7th, the HCV Resource Network Secretariat is a Founding Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).

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Newly released HCV manual and templates

The HCV Network Secretariat has worked in collaboration with ALS staff, Quality Panel members (QP), and Licensed Assessors to produce an updated HCV Assessment Manual and reporting templates. The first edition of the HCV Assessment Manual was published in 2014, with the launch of the ALS. Since then, all stakeholders (assessors, Quality Panel members, ALS […]

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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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