The SEnSOR Biodiversity team have been testing the impact of RSPO on avoiding biodiversity losses by looking at the role of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. We asked two key questions:
Question 1: Are HCVs big enough and of good enough quality to support biodiversity?
Question 2: Do HCVs improve connectivity in oil palm landscapes?
Read the science-for-policy brief here
Lead researcher, Dr Sarah Scriven, will be talking about her findings at the Heart of Borneo conference in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 24-25 October 2017, and at the RSPO RT15 conference in Nusa Dua, Bali on 27-30 November 2017.