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High Conservation Value Forest toolkit

T Evans, N Judd, R Nussbaum, S Jennings | 2003 | Proforest

The High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) toolkit was the first comprehensive guidance on the High Conservation Values concept. The toolkit comes in 3 parts. Part 1 gives a general introduction to the concept of HCVF and how different users can apply it. Part 2 provides a practical methodology to be used at a national level for defining HCVs. The intended audience is working groups which will often be part of a standards development process. The 3rd part of the toolkit deals with identifying and managing HCVFs. It is aimed at forest managers, other land managers, investors, donors and conservation practitioners who wish to implement HCVF in the absence of a ratified FSC national standard.