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RTRS HCVA Assessment and Audit Guide

In order to attain economically feasible, socially beneficial and environmentally appropriate production for Brazil, the establishment of an assessment mechanism for habitats is critical.
  
The Assessment and Audit Guide sets out the assessment guidelines for High Conservation Values (HCVs) and High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) in the Cerrado biome and in areas already anthropized in the Amazon biome.

This Guide presents the assessment's guidelines for High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) in the Cerrado biome and in areas already anthropized in the Amazon biome in Brazil, with the aim to identify such areas and be able to conserve them where responsible soy expansion is to be applied.

With the resulting global increase in demand for soy and protein, this Guide will supply a tool and harmonize and mitigate the impacts of expansion by the soy sector on important areas for biodiversity conservation, ecosystems, landscapes, species etc., as well as on social and cultural heritages and values in Brazil.