Identification, protection, and management of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas are conducted in accordance with current update of HCVRN Network. Monitoring of these HCV-HCS areas is performed regularly in order to ensure that biodiversity and physical environments are well protected and maintained.
Qualified human resources (Forestry graduates) who have the capability to conduct biodiversity-landscape related assessment are employed to carry out ecosystem monitoring and investigation including assessment of landscape structure, keystone species monitoring, species inventory and rehabilitation. Based on the result of regular monitoring, key findings are then followed by necessary actions to answers the challenges in question. Relevant experts and stakeholders are involved to develop necessary studies and evaluation prior to taking the necessary actions on the ground.
Astra Agro has completed HCV identification following Indonesian toolkit in 2012 in all of its subsidiaries, and since then, monitoring and management has been run up until this present time. Biodiversity monitoring is conducted through regular ground checks following permanent transect walks and installation of camera traps. Analyses are conducted based on the result of annual observation. In order to follow up key issues based on the result of monitoring, we have been engaged with various relevant experts and institutions to conduct necessary baseline research on some key taxonomic groups of animals including hornbill, gibbon, reptiles and bats in relation to its conservation status and distribution. We have also established special conservation program for Elephant in Aceh Jaya.