HCVF Toolkit

Guidance for High Conservation Value Forests assessment

Why is this important?

The idea behind High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) goes far beyond the question of which forests should be managed and which not - but helps choose the right management for the protection of identified values.

Knowing where HCVFs are enables the forest industry to avoid business activities which promote their destruction and degradation.

HCVF in action

To adapt the generic HCVF concept to different countries, a wide range of stakeholders are called upon to work together. In Russia’s Arkhangelsk Region for instance, a working group has recently been formed to develop and field test the best methodology for identifying HCVFs in a local context.

Through the WWF/IKEA cooperation, the HCVF concept is also being implemented in countries like Romania and China.
 

How it works

The Toolkit is divided into three parts. After the Introduction, which is intended for all users, people will either use either Part 2 (national HCVF working groups) or Part 3 (forest managers).  

The three parts cover the following areas:

who uses this tool?

Through the WWF/IKEA cooperation, the HCVF concept is being implemented in countries like Romania and China among others

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