Applying the HCVF toolkit to assess the conservation value of Gunung Singai, Sarawak, East Malaysia

Tuen, Andrew A. and Alexander, K. Sayok and Das, I. and Gabriel, Tonga and Charlie, J. Laman and Les, Met (2014) Applying the HCVF toolkit to assess the conservation value of Gunung Singai, Sarawak, East Malaysia. In: RIMBA · 3: Sustaining Livelihood through Prudent Utilization and Management of Natural Resources. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS), pp. 52-62. ISBN 978-983-9151-09-1

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The HCVF Toolkit for Malaysia was primarily developed to help forest managers comply with Principle 9 in both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification. These are standard adopted by the National Steering Committee for certification of natural forests in Malaysia. Here, we use it to assess the conservation value of Gunung Singai, an isolated mountain massif in western Sarawak. Based on Criteria HCV 1.2 (Threatened and Endangered Species), HCV1.3 (Endemism), HCV4.1 (Watershed Protection), HCV4.2 (Erosion Control), HCV5 (Basic Needs of Local Communities) and HCV6 (Cultural Identity of Local Communities) Gunung Singai is found to have high ecological and cultural values and warrant management and conservation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Toolkit, Gunung Singai, Sarawak, East Malaysia,conservation, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 01:37
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 01:37

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