Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Assessment Report for: Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (RBCMA)

Pacheco, Ramon (2009) Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Assessment Report for: Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (RBCMA). Technical Report.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Full text available on request

Download (9Mb) | Request a copy

    Abstract

    All forest are important, having environmental, economic, and social values, such as providing habitat for wildlife, watershed protection, supply of natural resources to sustain the daily life communities and preserving areas of cultural significance. When these values are assessed as highly significant or of critical importance to maintain biodiversity, environmental services and economic livelihood, then these forests can be defined as High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) (ProForest 2003). The concept of HCVF was established in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship in 1999 (www.fscus.org) and is identified as Principle 9: Maintenance of High Conservation Value Forests (Annex 1). These FSC Principles and Criteria are incorporated into the evaluation process of all certification organizations seeking accreditation by the FSC. The HCVF concept has provided a revolutionary approach for managing forests areas that may be used for a specific or a wide range of services. The concept is flexible and shifts the focus from managing a forest management unit (FMU) based on biodiversity or the sustainable production of natural resources to managing forests for their exceptional values as identified through a thorough assessment of six High Conservation Values (HVCs) (Rayden 2008).

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
    Related URLs:
      Publisher: Rio Bravo Conservation Managemtn Area, Programme for Belize
      Additional Information: Editorial comments added by Bruce and Carolyn Miller 10-15-2009
      Keywords: RBCMA, SmartWood, rainforest, assessment
      Subjects: (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCB) Savanna
      (H) Protected Areas > (HG) Nature Reserve
      (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IB) Economic Valuation
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 06:00
      Last Modified: 03 Oct 2011 14:25
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/827

      Actions (login required)

      View Item