Natural forest dynamics and regeneration patterns are moulded by natural disturbance regimes. These determine fundamental characteristics like forest structure, tree species composition and patterns of forest succession over time. Over the last decades, foresters have begun to take account of such regimes, and to some extent emulate their outcomes, as exemplified by various retention practises […]
The information provided in this document is aimed at professionals who are interested in becoming members of the Quality Panel of the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN) Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).
This document provides guidance to those applying to become Licensed Assessors under the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN) Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).
A good practice guide for identifying HCVs across different ecosystems and production systems developed by the HCVRN. This document is intended primarily for HCV assessors, resource managers, and auditors. It provides guidance on the interpretation of the HCV definitions and their identification in practice, to achieve standardization in use of the HCV approach. The document […]
The Management Committee (MC) is formed by nine Members who govern the HCV Network in three-year periods. The first MC was elected in 2014, the second was elected in late 2016 and the next election will take place at the end of 2019. The Management Committee Terms of Reference describe how the MC is appointed […]
A good practice guide for the adaptive management of HCVs developed by the HCVRN. 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. […]
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.
Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardise 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. […]
Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardise 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 […]
Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardise 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 […]
This report is a summary of the findings of a multi-stakeholder workshop that aimed to identify the challenges and recommendations for improving the identification, management and monitoring of High Conservation Values 5 & 6.
This Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) guidance on the implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) aims to assist all parties involved in FSC certification in safeguarding the rights of forest dependent indigenous peoples and local communities in or near FSC certified operations.
This HCV Threat Monitoring Protocol was designed and field trialled by The Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Biodiversity and Palm Oil Project in Indonesia to standardise the monitoring of anthropogenic threats to High Conservation Value (HCV) areas within oil palm landscapes.
The aim of this handbook is to provide practitioners responsible for conserving HCV species and habitats within oil palm concessions with the necessary knowledge, understanding and practical examples of how this can be achieved.
For use in the context of implementing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification to the FSC Principles and Criteria and Controlled Wood standards.
This document provides general guidance for HCV National Interpretation processes. It is intended for use together with the HCVRN’s “Common Guidance for the Identification of High Conservation Values” (2013).
This document provides an overview on National Partners and their role in the development and implementation of National Interpretation processes.
Guía para los evaluadores y manejadores para la identificación de Bosques de Alto Valor de Conservación en Bolivia.
The toolkit interprets High Conservation Values (HCV) identified in the FSC’s forest management Principle Nine within the context of Bulgarian conditions and has created specific HCVs appropriate within the country.
Draft 1 of a toolkit aimed at setting up standards and processes for monitoring and managing High Conservation Values in Cameroon’s Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests.
This document has two main parts. An introductory section discusses overarching topics applicable to all or most of the High Conservation Value Forest assessment process. The remainder of the document is arranged by the 6 principal HCVF categories and 19 questions established in Appendix 5 of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada National Boreal Standard; […]
Las pautas han sido preparadas mediante consultas públicas, talleres, revisión bibliográfica, seminarios y aportes recibidos de especialistas, Partes Interesadas (PI) y el Comité Técnico de Forest Stewardship Council-Chile, y están destinadas a los evaluadores de AVC, encargados del manejo forestal, auditores y PI. Proporcionan una guía conceptual y práctica para trabajar los AVC y estandariza […]
High Conservation Value (HCV) guidance document for forest managers in the context of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in China.
Ce document résume les discussions de «l’Atelier d’interprétation nationale pour les forêts de Haute Valeur de Conservation en RDC» qui a eu lieu à Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo, en Février 2012, organisé par WWF-RDC et facilité par Proforest.
Guía para la interpretación de AVC a nivel nacional en el contexto de la certificación forestal en Ecuador.