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22 January 2018
This briefing note explores the many uses of the Forest Integrity Assessment (FIA) tool, which can be used by smallholders, community members and medium-sized land holdings to monitor change in forest biodiversity over time. The FIA provides a checklist which guides assessors through the process of evaluating biodiversity levels. This is adapted to the different forest types to ensure that indicators are locally relevant. This checklist takes into account:
Each of these categories is measured in relation to the integrity of natural forest types (those which have experienced marginal human disturbance).
Download: 11 Practical assessment and monitoring of forest biodiversity [ENGLISH]
This document is part of a series of briefing notes about responsible sourcing and production. Download the other briefing notes below.