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Conservation Value Forest Preserve (High Conservation Value Forest, HCVF) is a concept introduced by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in 1999 to be included in the compliance certification of forest management. Party FSC HCVF defined as forest area that contains the following values:

a)HCV1: Forest areas that contain high levels of biodiversity significance at global, regional and national (example: endisme, endangered species, refugia);

b)HCV2: Forest area in landscapes large scale contained in the FMU FMU or cover itself, where viable populations (viable) of most, if all the species that live naturally found to exist in the distribution and origin of life;

c)HCV3: Forest areas that are in or contain rare ecosystems, endangered or dangerous condition;

d)HCV4: Forest areas that provide basic services of nature in critical situations (eg watershed protection, flood control);

e)HCV5: Forest areas that are essential in providing the basic needs of local communities (eg subsistence, health); and

f)HCV6: Forest areas that are critical to local communities' traditional cultural identity (areas of cooperation identified by the community as having significance of cultural, ecological, economic or religious significance to them).

Third Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) has adopted the definition of HCVF above in the process of developing standards MC & I (2002) for Malaysian forestry certification process. State Forestry Department (JPNT) took action and put it in the draft Forest Management State (2006-2015) is to formulate an action plan for managing forest resources, especially areas that contain a high level of endemisma and ecosystems unique.

JPNT party has taken a positive step in formulating an action plan for establishing guidelines and appropriate monitoring and need to be considered in order to make more functional HCVF whose existence will give more benefits to the country's socio-economic development.