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HCV practical guidance

A range of general practical guidance documents to support the identification management and monitoring of High Conservation Values (HCVs).

Some HCV assessment manuals may be mandatory, depending on the type of HCV assessment being undertaken. Please refer to the HCV Resource Network website  to find out more and to ensure you are aware of the most current HCV definitions.

HCV Assessment Manual

HCV Assessment Manual

Prepared by Proforest on behalf of the HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme, this manual serves as a reference document for licensed assessors during all steps of a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment.

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High Conservation Value-High Carbon Stock Approach Assessment Manual

High Conservation Value-High Carbon Stock Approach Assessment Manual

Primarily targeted at guiding assessment teams through the HCV-HCSA assessment process, this Manual is also useful for HCSA Member companies commissioning HCV-HCSA assessments.

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Common Guidance for the Identification of HCVs

Common Guidance for the Identification of HCVs

This practical user manual offers guidance for the interpretation and identification of HCVs globally, for any type of ecosystem, and across all natural resource sectors and standards.

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Common Guidance for the Management and Monitoring of High Conservation Values

Common Guidance for the Management and Monitoring of High Conservation Values

This document provides general guidance and good practice recommendations for the management and monitoring of HCVs.

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Archive HCV guidance

Proforest has been involved in developing practical HCV guidance since the concept was first developed.

View our HCV document archive to see some of these earlier materials.