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Training on the Management and Monitoring of HCV-HCS Areas In Oil Palm Plantations


The conservation of forest areas within oil palm plantations to safeguard and enhance their High Conservation Values (HCV) and High Carbon Stocks (HCS) is a key requirement for sustainability certification through the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). In order to fulfill this requirement, oil palm plantations need to implement a management and monitoring system for the HCV-HCS sites. For many oil palm plantations, however, the knowledge and skills needed to set up such a system fall outside their area of expertise. This training, therefore, aims to introduce the concept and best practices of HCV- HCS management and monitoring to relevant oil palm plantation staff.

Click here for an overview video of the course, and here for course presentations.


1. Opening
2. HCV introduction, identification, and management
3. HCS introduction, identification, and management
4. Integrated HCV-HCS approach
5. Best management and monitoring practices for HCV - HCS areas in
oil palm plantations
6. Evaluation