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  • Document Title

    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.

    Document Type

    Manuals

    Organisation

    WWF

    Date of Publication

    30/12/2021

    Country

    Global

  • Document Title

    Forest dynamics – nature as template for forest conservation and management (2016)

    Natural forest dynamics and regeneration patterns are molded 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 practices in the boreal and low impact logging in the tropics. However, even so nature is underused as model. This briefing paper focuses on how basic concepts of forest dynamics can inform conservation planning and help maintain High Conservation Values (HCVs).

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    Working Papers

    Date of Publication

    30/12/2021

    Country

    Global

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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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    Checklists

    Date of Publication

    30/12/2021

    Country

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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.

    Document Type

    Checklists

    Date of Publication

    30/12/2021

    Country

    Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

  • Document Title

    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.

    Document Type

    Checklists

    Date of Publication

    30/12/2021

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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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    Checklists

    Date of Publication

    30/12/2021

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    Coupling HCS and HCV Approaches to protect forests, biodiversity and livelihoods (2020)

    The High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) Approaches, can be used together to identify areas important for conservation and livelihoods – and to support no deforestation commitments. This briefing note provides an overview of the two approaches and how they can be complementary, allowing companies and other stakeholders to agree where commodity production, conservation and community lands should be most appropriately and responsibly allocated.

    Document Type

    Tools & Guidance

    Date of Publication

    30/12/2021

    Country

    Global

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