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CAPAIAN PANTAS

CAPAIAN PANTAS

Introduction

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Conservation of high-value Conservation forest area (High Conservation Value Forest: HCVF) is a concept introduced by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in 1999 to be included in the compliance of forest management certification. The FSC defines HCVF as forest area which contains the following values:

HCV1: forest areas containing the level of biodiversity value signifikans on a global, regional and national (e.g. endisme, endangered species, refugia);

HCV2: forest areas on a large scale landscape in the FMU or covering the FMU itself, where viable populations (viable) than most, if all the species living naturally is found to exist in the distribution pattern and life originally;

HCV3: forest areas that are in or contain rare, threatened ecosystems or dangerous condition;

HCV4: forest areas that provide basic services of nature in critical situations (e.g.: water catchment protection, flood control);

HCV5: forest areas that are important in providing fundamental needs of local communities (e.g. subsistence, health); and

HCV6: forest areas that are critical to the cultural identity of traditional local communities (identified in collaboration with the community as having signifikans culture, ecological, economic or religious to them).

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) has adopted the above definition of HCVF in the process of formulating standard MC & I (2002) for the forest certification process. Kedah State Forestry Department (JPNK) has taken action and put it in the Kedah State Forest Management Plan (2006-2015) to formulate an action plan for managing this forest resources in particular areas that contain high levels of endemisma and unique ecosystems.

The JPNK has taken positive steps in developing action plans to develop guidelines and a monitoring and need to be dealt with in accordance to make more functional in HCVF whose existence will give more benefits to the socio-economic development of the country.

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