Since early 2000s, the issue of High Conservation Value (HCV) as part of the principle 9 of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been widely circulated. The toolkit developed afterwards unfortunately addressed only forest areas which gave another pressure due to the need for HCV implementation in areas beyond forest. Responses to these challenges were made by several organizations that had similar concerns, including Tropenbos Indonesia.
Years later, during the period of 2006-2011 and 2011-2016, HCV mainstreaming became the thematic focus of Tropenbos Indonesia which was reflected in its programme. After the release of “Guidelines for the Identification of High Conservation Values (HCV)” or popularly known as national interpretation “HCV Toolkit 2008”, Tropenbos Indonesia developed activities related to HCV mainstreaming which included: training; technical assistance to management units of private companies in HCV identification, assessment and management; and supporting the re-establishment of HCV-Network Indonesia (HCVNI) since the network is very important for HCV stakeholders in Indonesia who hope that it can be the resource center for all relevant issues to HCV.