Congo Basin Updates


Monday, 17 October 2016
Intact Forest Landscapes: Motion 65 implementation in the Congo Basin (Summary of joint meeting with ATIBT-WWF)

Meeting (© FSC IC)© FSC ICFollowing the first meeting of the High Conservation Values (HCV) Regional Working Group and the second Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) Solutions Forum, held in June and July 2016 respectively, a joint meeting was organized on 01st September 2016 in Paris by WWF and ATIBT (Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux) to discuss the outcomes of these two important working sessions and plans to move forward, in collaboration with FSC. read more …


Thursday, 30 June 2016
Making progress towards High Conservation Value guidelines in the Congo Basin

Congo Basin (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaHigh Conservation Values are defined by FSC as areas that are of particularly high importance for social or environmental reasons. read more …


Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Concept Note: HCV regional working group for the Congo Basin (HCV-RWG)

The high conservation value (HCV) concept was developed by the Forest Stewardship Council at the end of the 1990s and has since been widely applied to identify and to attribute social and/or environmental values to particular landscape features. read more …


Monday, 04 January 2016
2050 Beacon: a new forest paradigm realised - HCV Congo Basin roadmap

After two rounds of consultations and following feedback from key stakeholders (forest managers, Greenpeace, WWF, FSC members, international experts and PPECF Programme managers), a roadmap to define the modalities of identification, monitoring and management of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas in Congo Basin forests was finalised in July.  read more …


Monday, 04 January 2016
Intact Forest Landscape and FLEGT Grids of legality within FSC National Standards Development Process

Motion 65 in Congo Basin will be addressed within the implementation of a project called the HCV (High Conservation Values) Congo Basin Roadmap (Roadmap can be downloaded here). read more …


Monday, 04 January 2016
FSC 2020 Aspiration: turn the tide – the voice of FSC in Congo Basin is now well-known

During 2015, FSC Congo Basin Office participated in the major events of the forestry sector in Congo Basin establishing a visible and significant presence in the region.  read more …



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