Mapping of Ecosystem services Quang Tri and Ha Tinh Province (SNV 2012)

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification has typically focused on the certification of timber products sourced from sustainably managed forests as determined by a set of principles and criteria. Under the Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES) project, the idea of expanding FSC to include additional ecosystem services (such as carbon, water, biodiversity and others) will be tested across 4 countries; Vietnam, Chile, Indonesia and Nepal.

SNV Vietnam will implement activities under the ForCES project in Dakrong-Huong Hoa corridor, Quang Tri Province, and Huong Son, Ha Tinh Province.

A key initial exercise in the ForCES project will be to identify the suite of ecosystem services (ES) available within the pilot sites. Identifying the distribution of different ES will be important in terms of determining which ES to target under the project activities, and will be used in association with an analysis of the market demand for different ES to determine which ES will be targeted for developing a business model for each pilot Province.

This mapping working will look to be technically supported by the European Space Agency (ESA). Some of this work also supports national efforts to prepare for REDD under the UN-REDD Programme, including work with Vietnam to support its goal of attaining ecosystem-derived multiple benefits from forests.



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