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Good practice guidelines for High Conservation Value assessments: A practical guide for practitioners and auditors

P G George, R Nussbaum, T Rayden, C Stewart | 2008 | Proforest

This document sets out good practices for the identification and management of High Conservation Values (HCVs), and HCV forests and areas. It provides detailed guidance on the HCV assessment process, and should be of particular use to HCV practitioners involved in planning and conducting such an assessment, and to certifying bodies auditing HCV identification reports and management plans. Particular emphasis is placed on requirements to maintain the robustness and credibility of the process, which should be a priority for forest or land-use managers implementing an HCV management plan. This document will be particularly useful for assessments of large, complex or controversial cases.