Reviving conservation values in agro-commodity landscapes: the case of Gunung Tarak Landscape, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
This Info Brief summarizes the application of High Conservation Value (HCV) at the landscape level, which, together with the assessment of land-use/land-cover dynamics, serves as evidence for the need for conservation and protection in Gunung Tarak Landscape. The paper considers HCV1-HCV4 and excluded HCV 5-6 because since the focus is on values of natural ecosystems that can be assessed at the landscape scale through secondary spatial data analyses. Land use/land cover and HCVs were assessed for a 16-year time span (2000-16) in order to observe the changes, including the types of changes, where they happened and what caused the changes. Although the HCV approach was widely recognized only in the late 2000s, HCV categorization and terminologies for the 2000 data were used, and analysed the 2000-16 changes. Subsequently, observation focused on the loss of HCV areas inside the Oil-Palm Management Units.